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Atlantis, Leon Krier Paperback – 1 January 1988
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Leon Krier borrowed the mythical name of Atlantis for his project in which he recreated an ideal town on the steep hills of an oceanic island, a town of art and culture, inspired by the most perfect models of Ancient Greece and the finest examples in the foundation of historic cities. Atlantis is rather like a vast academy stretched over five hectares. It was intended to host exhibitions, meetings, performances, amidst all the activities connected with the life of an artists' colony, a gathering of scientists, thinkers, patrons and students living together, working, debating and taking part in the revitalisation of ecological, cultural and aesthetic values, the richest - and most threatened - values of contemporary civilisation. Behind the vast programme were Helga and Hans-Jurgen Muller, and Peter Kloss, who got together in 1985 with the idea of bringing to life a utopian dream. In Atlantis, Krier conceived a traditional town, complex and hierarchical, picturesque and in perfect harmony with the island's natural site.
- Publisher : Archives d'Architecture Modern (1 January 1988)
- Language : French
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 2871430551
- ISBN-13 : 978-2871430551
- Dimensions : 21.2 x 0.8 x 29.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 825,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nice coverReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 November 2010
Nice cover but is simply one man's doodles on a dream he once had... or something. Not a book backed up with any research on what could have been or with any useful diagrams. Architecture it ain't!
Fantastic! Must have for architects...Reviewed in the United States on 18 December 2014
Krier's utopian vision may be a little self-righteous but it is nevertheless fantastic in its vision & detail.
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