An intervention in Story City, Iowa

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2004-01-01
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Buttery, Brian
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This thesis shows the use of the prospect picture as presented in the works of John W. Reps to represent an urban intervention in an actual city. To accomplish this, idealistic urban works of Claude-Nicholas Ledoux, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Hilberseimer are examined. Information obtained from this study is then used to examine the existing idealistic communities of the Amana Colonies and Maharishi Vedic City. Prospect paintings presented in John W. Reps works are then examined to understand what a prospect painting can present. The combination of this study is then applied to generate and represent an urban intervention in Story City, Iowa, in the form of a prospect picture.

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