Architettura Della Citt

Architettura Della Citt

In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the ...

Author: Aldo Rossi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262680432

Category: Architecture

Page: 201

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Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students.
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The Architecture of the City

The Architecture of the City

In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the ...

Author: Aldo Rossi

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press

ISBN: 0262181010

Category: Architecture

Page: 201

View: 831

Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students. An Oppositions Book.
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The Architecture of New York City

The Architecture of New York City

From the reviews of the first edition of Architecture of New York City… "It should provide joy to anyone even vaguely interested in this city and its artifacts.… It is very likely to turn them into enthusiasts." —New York Times Book ...

Author: Donald Martin Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032522909

Category: Architecture

Page: 390

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From the reviews of the first edition of Architecture of New York City… "It should provide joy to anyone even vaguely interested in this city and its artifacts.… It is very likely to turn them into enthusiasts." —New York Times Book Review "…weaves the little-known stories of 80 buildings and landmarks into a colorful tapestry of New York’s whirlwind history.… This richly illustrated guide can be read from beginning to end with great pleasure." —Publishers Weekly "…Reynolds takes a new look at the older glories of New York. The architecture is freshly seen and is clearly researched. Reynolds’ splendid photographs present highly original views of familiar (and not so familiar) important structures and sites." —Adolph Placzek, former president of the Society of Architectural Historians The history of New York City is a rich pageant of culture, commerce, social change, and human drama stretching back five hundred years. And when we know where to look for it, it is all there for us to see, vividly etched into the cityscape. Now in this celebration of New York’s architecture, Donald Martin Reynolds helps us to see and appreciate, as never before, the city’s monuments and masterpieces, and to hear the tales they have to tell. With the help of nearly 200 striking photographs (20 of them new to this edition), Dr. Reynolds takes us on an unforgettable tour of five centuries of architectural change and innovation—from 16th-century Dutch canals and 18th-century farmhouses, to the elevator buildings of the 1870s (precursors of skyscrapers) and the Art Deco, Bauhaus, and Post-modern buildings that make up New York City’s celebrated skyline. Floor by floor stone by stone, detail by detail Dr. Reynolds lovingly describes 90 of the city’s most striking buildings, bridges, parks, and places. He tells us when, why, and how they were built and who built them, and in the process, he evokes the illustrious and exciting history of this restless, ceaselessly seductive metropolis.
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The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city.

Author: Libero Andreotti

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317478737

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 543

In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' – a qualitatively new phase in the city’s historical evolution. The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city. Andreotti and Lahiji argue that any account of architecture that does not include understanding the role and function of media and its impact on the city in the present ‘tele-technological-capitalist’ society is fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Their approach moves from Walter Benjamin, through the concepts of phantasmagoria and of media – as theorized also by Theodor Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, and a new generation of contemporary critics – towards a new socio-critical and aesthetic analysis of the mediated space of the contemporary city.
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The Architecture of the Museum

The Architecture of the Museum

architecture. of. the. museum. -. symbolic. structures,. urban. contexts. Michaela.
Giebelhausen. Layer upon layer, past times preserve themselves in the city until
life itself is finally threatened with suffocation: then, in sheer defense, modern ...

Author: Michaela Giebelhausen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719056101

Category: Architecture

Page: 249

View: 970

This volume examines the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering important issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration of and cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself.
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The Architecture of Paris

The Architecture of Paris

An Architectural Guide Andrew Ayers ... huge transport developments
programmed by General city ( see , e.g. , 20.3 ) . de Gaulle's government to make
the agglomeration Architecture throughout this period has been characwork
logistically .

Author: Andrew Ayers

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 393069896X

Category: Architecture

Page: 415

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Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.
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The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt C 300 B C to A D 700

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt  C  300 B C  to A D  700

It marks the site of the city ' s most important pagan sanctuary , the temple of
Serapis , which now consists of some wall foundations and a few architectural
fragments . Other than this , the Ptolemaic and Roman ruins to be visited consist
of a ...

Author: Judith McKenzie

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300115555

Category: Architecture

Page: 458

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This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium—from the city’s founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A.D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria’s previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.
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Resistant City Histories Maps And The Architecture Of Development

Resistant City  Histories  Maps And The Architecture Of Development

form a collective commentary on an increasingly unequal city of contrasts. At the
same time, these fictional spaces, the architecture of scenography, are different
from the sites that they reflect or comment upon. As with Michel Foucault's ...

Author: Eunice Mei Feng Seng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811211706

Category: Architecture

Page: 364

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This vivid book is an inquiry into the stagnation between the development of architectural practice and the progress in urban modernization. It is about islands as territories of resistance. It is about dense places where multitudes dwell in perennial contestations with the city on every front. It is about the histories, tactics and spaces of everyday survival within the hegemonic sway of global capital and unstoppable development. It is preoccupied with making visible the culture of resistance and architecture's entanglement with it. It is about urban resilience. It is about Hong Kong, where uncertainty is status quo.This interdisciplinary volume explores real and invented places and identities that are created in tandem with Hong Kong's urban development. Mapping contested spaces in the territory, it visualizes the energies and tenacity of the people as manifest in their daily life, social and professional networks and the urban spaces in which they inhabit. Embodying the multifaceted nature of the Asian metropolis, the book utilizes a combination of archival materials, public data sources, field observations and documentation, analytical drawings, models, and maps.Related Link(s)
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The Architecture of Rome

The Architecture of Rome

At the time of the Severans , about 200 AD , and from then on , the major
buildings of the late - ancient period were erected , increasingly far from the city
centre , above all the Baths of Caracalla ( A43 ) and of Diocletian ( A46 ) . Of the
Forum ...

Author: Ulrich Fürst

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 3930698609

Category: Architecture

Page: 381

View: 792

Architects and artists have always acknowledged over the centuries that Rome is rightly called the 'eternal city'. Rome is eternal above all because it was always young, always 'in its prime'. Here the buildings that defined the West appeared over more than 2000 years, here the history of European architecture was written. The foundations were laid even in ancient Roman times, when the first attempts were made to design interiors and thus make space open to experience as something physical. And at that time the Roman architects also started to develop building types that are still valid today, thus creating the cornerstone of later Western architecture. In it Rome's primacy remained unbroken -- whether it was with old St Peter's as the first medieval basilica or new St. Peter's as the building in which Bramante and Michelangelo developed the High Renaissance, or with works by Bernini and Borromini whose rich and lucid spatial forms were to shape Baroque as far as Vienna, Bohemia and Lower Franconia, and also with Modern buildings, of which there are many unexpected pearls to be found in Rome. All this is comprehensible only if it is presented historically, i. e. in chronological sequence, and so the guide has not been arranged topographically as usual but chronologically.This means that one is not led in random sequence from a Baroque building to an ancient or a modern one, but the historical development is followed successively. Every epoch is preceded by an introduction that identifies its key features. This produces a continuous, lavishly illustrated history of the architecture of Rome -- and thus at the same time of the whole of the West. Practical handling is guaranteed by an alphabetical index and detailed maps, whose information does not just immediately illustrate the historical picture, but also makes it possible to choose a personal route through history.
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The Architecture of Jefferson Country

The Architecture of Jefferson Country

In industry, the Armstrong Knitting Factory on Harris Street opened during this
period in one of the few Second Empire buildings in the city. The city's first
directory, published in 1888, listed five private schools, three hotels, two
restaurants, ...

Author: K. Edward Lay

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813918853

Category: Architecture

Page: 362

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The great architectural significance of Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia, rests, not surprisingly, on the continuing influence of Thomas Jefferson. Not only did Jefferson design the State Capitol in Richmond, his home Monticello, his country retreat Poplar Forest, and the University of Virginia; after his death, master builders continued to construct important examples of Jeffersonian classicism in Albemarle County and beyond. But what is less well known are the many important examples of other architectural idioms built in this Piedmont Virginia county, many by nationally renowned architects. At the turn of the twentieth century, the renewed interest of wealthy clients in eclectic architectural styles attracted some of the finest Beaux Arts architects in the country to the Charlottesville area. Grand new buildings complemented and competed with the Jeffersonian models of a hundred years earlier. In addition, throughout its history Albemarle County has seen construction of a great variety of public architectural landmarks: mills and churches, movie theaters and hospitals, gas stations and taverns. For many years K. Edward Lay has been teaching, guiding tours of, and writing about this rich architectural legacy. Here at last is his definitive treatment of a topic that has been his life's work, presented in an elegantly illustrated volume. Following a general introduction by John S. Salmon, Lay divides his book into six chronological chapters: "The Georgian Period," "Thomas Jefferson and His Builders," "The Roman Revival (1800-1830)," "The Greek Revival (1830-1860)," "Beyond the Classical Revival," and "The Eclectic Era (1890-1939)." He discusses over 800 buildings, from a Sears house to grand estates, the Abell-Gleason house and the Albemarle County Jail to Wavertree Hall and Zion Baptist Church, with 26 color photographs and 369 black-and-white illustrations complementing his text. A final chapter discusses the University of Virginia. Maps of the area allow readers and visitors to trace the locations of individual buildings and to recognize trends of settlement and construction in the area. As an elegant giftbook or reference, The Architecture of Jefferson Country gives architects, historians, visitors, and residents an unprecedented view of the wealth of buildings in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
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The Architecture of Oppression

The Architecture of Oppression

administration for the city. While Jewish members of the architectural
administration as well as high-profile Weimar era specialists like Wagner were
summarily dismissed or "excused" (beurlaubt), Hitler allowed the administration
to continue ...

Author: Paul B. Jaskot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134594610

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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This book re-evaluates the architectural history of Nazi Germany and looks at the development of the forced-labour concentration camp system. Through an analysis of such major Nazi building projects as the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and the rebuilding of Berlin, Jaskot ties together the development of the German building economy, state architectural goals and the rise of the SS as a political and economic force. As a result, The Architecture of Oppression contributes to our understanding of the conjunction of culture and politics in the Nazi period as well as the agency of architects and SS administrators in enabling this process.
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Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes

Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes

City,. Philippines. Edson Cabalfin 1.0. IntroductIon In the article “Modernisation
and the Quest for Modernity: Architectural Form, Squatter Settlements and the
New Society in Manila” anthropologist and sociologist Michael Pinches argued in
 ...

Author: Assoc Prof Nnamdi Elleh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409467861

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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The expansion of cities in the late C19th and middle part of the C20th in the developing and the emerging economies of the world has one major urban corollary: it caused the proliferation of unplanned parts of the cities that are identified by a plethora of terminologies such as bidonville, favela, ghetto, informal settlements, and shantytown. Often, the dwellings in such settlements are described as shacks, architecture of necessity, and architecture of everyday experience in the modern and the contemporary metropolis. This volume argues that the types of structures and settlements built by people who do not have access to architectural services in many cities in the developing parts of the world evolved simultaneously with the types of buildings that are celebrated in architecture textbooks as 'modernism.' It not only shows how architects can learn from traditional or vernacular dwellings in order to create habitations for the people of low-income groups in public housing scenarios, but also demonstrates how the architecture of the economically underprivileged classes goes beyond culturally-inspired tectonic interpretations of vernacular traditions by architects for high profile clients. Moreover, the essays explore how the resourceful dwellings of the underprivileged inhabitants of the great cities in developing parts of the world pioneered certain concepts of modernism and contemporary design practices such as sustainable and de-constructivist design. Using projects from Africa, Asia, South and Central America, as well as Austria and the USA, this volume interrogates and brings to the attention of academics, students, and practitioners of architecture, the deliberate disqualification of the modern architecture produced by the urban poor in different parts of the world.
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The Architecture of Luxury

The Architecture of Luxury

Between the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries the dispersal of the
architecture of luxury on the American ... to new heights'.2 Subsequently, the
city's buildings were raised to new heights. chicago was treated as a mean city.
and ...

Author: Dr Annette Condello

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472434234

Category: Architecture

Page: 182

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Over the past century, luxury has been increasingly celebrated in the sense that it is no longer a privilege (or attitude) of the European elite or America’s leisure class. It has become more ubiquitous and now, practically everyone can experience luxury, even luxury in architecture. Focusing on various contexts within Western Europe, Latin America and the United States, this book traces the myths and application of luxury within architecture, interiors and designed landscapes. Spanning from antiquity to the modern era, it sets out six historical categories of luxury - Sybaritic, Lucullan, architectural excess, rustic, neoEuropean and modern - and relates these to the built and unbuilt environment, taking different cultural contexts and historical periods into consideration. It studies some of the ethical questions raised by the nature of luxury in architecture and discusses whether architectural luxury is an unqualified benefit or something which should only be present within strict limits. The author argues how the ideas of permissible and impermissible luxury have informed architecture and how these notions of ethical approval have changed from one context to another. Providing voluptuous settings for the nobles and the leisure class, luxury took the form of not only grand palaces, but also follies, country and suburban houses, private or public entertainment venues and ornate skyscrapers with fast lifts. The Architecture of Luxury proposes that in Western societies the growth of the leisure classes and their desire for various settings for pleasure resulted in a constantly increasing level of ‘luxury’ sought within everyday architecture.
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The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor

The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor

These transportation improvements would directly impact Taylor's work as an
architect in Canada. The city itself was changing. Long divided into two linguistic
groups, this division was reflected in the city's layout: predominantly French— ...

Author: Susan Wagg

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773588387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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By the year 1900, architect Andrew Taylor had designed Bank of Montreal branches across the continent and much of McGill University, helped found the McGill School of Architecture, and played a critical role in creating the first professional organization for Quebec architects. In The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor, Susan Wagg presents a groundbreaking study of the life and work of a major figure in nineteenth-century Canadian architecture. Born in Edinburgh and trained in Scotland and England, Taylor spent two decades in Canada between 1883 and 1904, designing some of Montreal's most iconic landmarks. Wagg places his career amidst the wealth of opportunities provided by Canada's high society and captains of industry. Taylor's Canadian relatives, Montreal's powerful Redpath family, brought him into contact with the small group of financiers and entrepreneurs who controlled Canada's destiny. With the support of such influential patrons as Sir William Macdonald and the Bank of Montreal, Taylor successfully confronted dramatic changes in building technology as iron and steel were increasingly used and buildings grew ever taller. He innovatively adapted English and American styles to the Canadian environment, designing structures distinctively suited to their place in history. Positioning Taylor's extensive designs within the context of his time, The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor firmly establishes his work as a cornerstone of Canadian architecture.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington D C

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington  D C

Alfred B. Mullett was not an architect whose work rested lightly upon the earth (
the Post Office Building in St. Louis is another good example of his work). Like
MacArthur's Philadelphia City Hall, his buildings were as much an expression of
civic ...

Author: G. Martin Moeller Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421406268

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

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This lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents, and architecture aficionados alike insights into more than 400 of Washington, D.C.’s, most important landmarks. Organized into 19 discrete tours, this thoroughly redesigned and updated edition includes 45 new entries, encompassing the House of Sweden and the U.S. Institute of Peace, classic buildings that epitomize the city—the White House, the Capitol, Union Station—and a number of private buildings off the beaten path. G. Martin Moeller, Jr., blends informed, concise descriptions with engaging commentary on each landmark, revealing often-surprising details of the buildings' history and design. Every entry is accompanied by a photograph and includes the structure's location, its architects and designers, and the corresponding dates of completion. Each entry is keyed to an easy-to-read map at the beginning of the tour. From the imposing monuments of Capitol Hill and the Mall to the pastoral suburban enclaves of Foxhall and Cleveland Park, from small memorials to vast commercial and institutional complexes, this guide shows us a Washington that is at once excitingly fresh and comfortably familiar.
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The Architecture of Home in Cairo

The Architecture of Home in Cairo

a Home iN tHe City The architectural history of Egypt is capable of being
understood only when we take into account the successive waves of influence
that flowed in the capital immediately following each new change of dynasty.
Perhaps no ...

Author: Dr Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409445371

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens its analysis to other parts of the city, highlighting different customs and representations of home in the city at large. Cairo, in the context of this book, is represented as the most sophisticated urban centre in the Middle East with different and sometimes contrasting approaches to the architecture of home, as a practice and spatial system.
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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

The relative invisibility of the flaneur, who looks at others but is not himself an
object of the gaze, is unavailable to women, who also could not venture into all
parts of the city at any hour. The dynamic outlined by Benjamin and Simmel does
not ...

Author: Victoria Rosner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231507875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Architecture of Mobility

The Architecture of Mobility

The reason the developer chose to develop outside the city limits of Las Vegas
was primarily because of the abundance of inexpensive land. This allowed the
developer to spread out the resort and to include plenty of parking, welcoming ...

Author: Darrin Steven Nordahl

Publisher: Darrin Nordahl

ISBN:

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Page: 206

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