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I m sympathetic to the sentiment of this book that modernist architecture s claims to represent the common man s aesthetic went terribly awry this book disappointed my hopes that it would be the all in one smackdown of modernism It suffers from being an combination of new material and adaptations of essays taken from multiple sources, so we get a first part that pretty much says all he wants to say and then feels padded by a bunch of talk of specifics limited to public housing in New York City I was hoping for something deeper and universal. How did modern architecture migrate from a social movement hellbent to improve cities worldwide to Dwell magazine Glazer traces this path with great writing and plenty of expertise although he may blame housing projects a bit overly much for the decline in the popularity of modernism This book is a rarity among architectural history tomes both provocative and enjoyable to read. Disappointing repetitive and shallow, with occasional glimmers of what might have been. (READ PDF) Ø From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City ⛓ Modernism In Architecture And Urban Design Has Failed The American City This Is The Decisive Conclusion That Renowned Public Intellectual Nathan Glazer Has Drawn From Two Decades Of Writing And Thinking About What This Architectural Movement Will Bequeath To Future Generations In From A Cause To A Style, He Proclaims His Disappointment With Modernism And Its Impact On The American City Writing In The Tradition Of Legendary American Architectural Critics Lewis Mumford And Jane Jacobs, Glazer Contends That Modernism, This New Urban Form That Signaled Not Just A Radical Revolution In Style But A Social Ambition To Enhance The Conditions Under Which Ordinary People Lived, Has Fallen Short On All Counts The Articles And Essays Collected Here Some Never Published Before, All Updated Reflect His Ideas On Subjects Ranging From The Livable City And Public Housing To Building Design, Public Memorials, And The Uses Of Public Space Glazer, An Undisputed Giant Among Public Intellectuals, Is Perhaps Best Known For His Writings On Ethnicity And Social Policy, Where The Unflinching Honesty And Independence Of Thought That He Brought To Bear On Tough Social Questions Has Earned Him Respect From Both The Left And The Right Here, He Challenges Us To Face Some Difficult Truths About The Public Places That, For Better Or Worse, Define Who We Are As A Society From A Cause To A Style Is An Exhilarating And Thought Provoking Book That Raises Important Questions About Modernist Architecture And The Larger Social Aims It Was Supposed To Have Addressed And Those It Has Abandoned