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Published by Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, distributed by W. W. Norton & Company, New York

Poetry, Poetry and Place documents a studio held spring 2005 at Yale School of Architecture which was taught by Stephan Behnisch and Gerald Hines. The studio is the first in a series to bring commercial real estate developers into an architectural design studio.

The book first critically examines new trends in real estate, in particular the growing influence of commercial interests in large scale, urban redevelopment projects such as Hines’ Porta Nuova in Milan and the King’s Cross redevelopment in London. These projects revive long-standing debates on the relative status of public and private interests in the construction of cities. In Europe, where the state has long had a quite active role in urban development, the increasing power of private capital and decline of public management leads to much tension and uncertainty.

16x20" posters at L.A. Mart