Improvised Cities: Architecture, Urbanization, and Innovation in Peru

Author:   Helen Gyger
Publisher:   University of Pittsburgh Press
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Pages:   432
Publication Date:   30 April 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Helen Gyger
Publisher:   University of Pittsburgh Press
Imprint:   University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN:  

9780822945369


ISBN 10:   0822945363
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   30 April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Improvised Cities is a model exploration of the social, political, and cultural dimensions of construction. Probing and insightful, Helen Gyger is equally at home discussing vanguard architects or community activists, dogmatic economists or policy entrepreneurs. This essential and sobering book draws powerfully on experiences in Peru to address urban questions and professional enthusiasms now debated worldwide. --Mark Healey, University of Connecticut This book is an indispensable resource for studying the problems of rapid urbanization and housing in the later twentieth century. Gyger's multidisciplinary research--in which midcentury anthropological studies and governmental policies figure prominently--not only offers welcome, new historical perspectives but also informs current efforts to create healthy, safe, and just urban environments. --Carol McMichael Reese, Tulane University


This book is an indispensable resource for studying the problems of rapid urbanization and housing in the later twentieth century. Gyger's multidisciplinary research--in which midcentury anthropological studies and governmental policies figure prominently--not only offers welcome, new historical perspectives but also informs current efforts to create healthy, safe, and just urban environments. --Carol McMichael Reese, Tulane University Improvised Cities is a model exploration of the social, political, and cultural dimensions of construction. Probing and insightful, Helen Gyger is equally at home discussing vanguard architects or community activists, dogmatic economists or policy entrepreneurs. This essential and sobering book draws powerfully on experiences in Peru to address urban questions and professional enthusiasms now debated worldwide. --Mark Healey, University of Connecticut


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Helen Gyger has a Master's in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research, New York, and a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Columbia University. She is the coeditor of Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories.

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