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    Nancy Stieber (Author)

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During the early 1900s, Amsterdam developed an international reputation as an urban mecca when invigorating reforms gave rise to new residential neighbourhoods encircling the city's 19th-century districts. This new housing, built primarily with government subsidy, not only was affordable but also met rigorous standards of urban planning and architectural design. In this book, Nancy Stieber explores the social and political developments that fostered this innovation in public housing. Drawing on government records, professional journals, and polemical writings, Stieber examines: how the government supported large-scale housing projects: how architects like Berlage redefined their role as architects in service to society: and how the housing occupants were affected by public debates about working-class life, the cultural value of housing, and the role of art in society. Stieber emphasizes the tensions involved in making architectural design a social practice while she seeks to demonstrates the success of this collective enterprise in bringing about effective social policy and aesthetic progress.
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  • PDF | 392 pages
  • Nancy Stieber (Author)
  • University of Chicago Press: 2nd edition (9 July 1998)
  • English
  • 2
  • Art, Architecture Photography

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