By Willem Salet, Sako Musterd
The altering spatial association of town of Amsterdam displays a larger-scale method: the regular form of Western towns is altering around the globe. for hundreds of years, the city center was once taken without any consideration because the point of interest for overseas contacts and day by day actions. The essays amassed the following ponder how city areas were transformed—not in basic terms spatially yet socially, economically, and culturally—into multi-centered metropolitan arrays, with individuals reading the recent city identities which could emerge from such altering stipulations.
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Most foreigners can proudly show the stranger their ‘new city’,” he had written in 1883. ” By this he meant that at least the old center of Amsterdam possessed a picturesque charm. ” In some ways Berlage thought like a Renaissance master builder. HumanCapital 06-03-2003 16:50 Pagina 43 body the “powerful social ethos” of his time, as city historian Richter Roegholt calls it, in an ambitious residential environment. In so doing, everything had to submit to the Plan of the Master Builder, the mediator between the higher values and dimensions of the universe and the reality of streets and buildings.
In the AUP, nature is no longer swept away like an enemy but instead once again readmitted to the city. This it does in the form of a sort of enormous wedge. In 1915, in his book Cities in Evolution, Patrick Geddes had called for an expansion of the overlap between the urban and the rural using a city model in which the countryside could continue to encroach into the developed area; the “finger city” or “lobe city” in other words. The AUP applied this theory consistently in practice, as a result of which the polder landscape remains within easy reach of most city-dwellers.
1993) Amsterdam na 1900, The Hague: Sdu Uitgevers, p. 20. Roegholt, R. (2001) “De droom van de jaren twintig,” De Groene Amsterdammer. Stevin, S. “Van de oirdening der steden,” in Materiae politicae; burgherlicke stoffen, 1649, Leiden: Rosenboom, 161; quoted in Bakker, 87. HumanCapital 06-03-2003 16:50 Pagina 48 Taverne, E. (1978) In het land van belofte. Ideaal en werkelijkheid van de stadsuitleg in de Republiek 1580-1680, Maarssen: Schwartz. Valk, A. van der (1989) Amsterdam in aanleg. Planvorming en dagelijks handelen 1850-1900, Amsterdam: PDI/UvA, 224.