By Jonathan Richards

Facadism - the upkeep of historical facades, the production of facsimiles in entrance of recent structures and the ornamental workouts of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the internal and external of structures and of decreasing townscapes to theatre units. Its defenders describe facadism because the means city culture and growth stroll hand in hand.
Facadism offers a severe research of an idea significant to the best way the town is being remodelled. Assessing architectural and townscape philosophies and their aesthetics, the rules of city conservation, the method of historical past making plans and the marketplace forces of city improvement, the ebook builds a whole photograph of the explanations and results of facadism within the 20th Century.

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