Josep Lluís Sert

The Architect of Urban Design, 1953-1969

Edited by Eric Mumford and Hashim Sarkis; With contributions by Mardges Bacon, Robert Campbell, Timothy Hyde, Richard Marshall, Cammie McAtee, Jordana Mendelson, Francesco Passanti, Jill Pearlman, and Eduard F. Sekler

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July 15, 2008
256 pages, 8 x 10
91 b/w + 27 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300120653
Cloth

Published in association with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design

This book examines the emergence and evolution of the discipline of urban design as articulated through the work of Josep Lluís Sert (1902–1983), one of its most influential practitioners. Sert was noted for his city planning and urban development projects in Europe, South America, and the United States, and the master plans of

his later career were significant for their integration of natural landscape features into the urban building scheme.

 

With essays by leading scholars and a wide selection of archival materials, illustrations, plans, and maps, this book provides a timely look at the man who advocated the idea of “urban consciousness” and an architecture that dealt with the total environment--well before these concepts became commonplace.

Eric Mumford is professor of architecture and art history at Washington University in St. Louis. Hashim Sarkis is Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

"Important and valuable, especially for the documentary material. . . . [The book] builds into a fascinating and comprehensive portrait of an influential man."--Simon Richards, Urban History