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  • ‘Man in Equipoise’: Richard Hamilton, Regeneration and Urban design

Walsh, Victoria, 2016, Book Section, ‘Man in Equipoise’: Richard Hamilton, Regeneration and Urban design In: This was Tomorrow: Pop Art in Great Britain. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg. ISBN 3868323597

Abstract or Description:

This essay reconnects Hamilton's work and interest of the early 1950s with urgent contemporary debates about the role of architecture and urbanism in rebuilding post-war European cities. Through new research findings made by the author during the reconstruction of Hamilton's seminal 1951 exhibition 'Growth and Form' (ICA) it discusses key questions Hamilton was raising about the arguments for cluster, emergent urban design versus Le Corbusier's proposition of zoned, gridded urban development and housing based on his 'modular man' model. It places Hamilton's interest in urban design with contemporary theoretical thinking about regeneration posited by Sigfried Giedion.

Official URL: http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de/exhibitions/th...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Humanities
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 12:00
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 12:00
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2377

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