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The Multiplicities of Urban Design

The Multiplicities of Urban Design

I would like to begin with a couple of assertions. First, that urban design is a visual art, worthy of consideration as such with other arts: painting, sculpture, architecture. Accepting urban design as a visual art means that one also privileges urban design’s esthetic content as at least equal or superior to its other attributes, of which there are many. Second, I assert that urban design is also a public art, even a social art; an art that not only engages the public, in the manner of variably public art like sculpture or painting, but that is also inhabited by the public, a three-dimensional art within which the public can live, work, and carry out other functions of life. Urban design can even be manufactured collectively by the public, for urban design is an annotatable art, always subject to revisions, additions, reconsiderations.

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Title The Multiplicities of Urban Design
Authors Brent D. Ryan
Type of Publication
Web Article
Date of Publication
Jun 1, 2014

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