In this e-book, Bernard Rudofsky steps out of doors the narrowly outlined self-discipline that has ruled our feel of architectural historical past and discusses the artwork of establishing as a common phenomenon. He introduces the reader to communal structure–structure produced no longer by way of consultants however by way of the spontaneous and proceeding job of an entire other people with a not unusual {heritage|historical past|background}, appearing inside a neighborhood revel in. A prehistoric theater district for 100 thousand spectators at the American continent and underground towns and villages (entire with faculties, workplaces, and factories) inhabited by way of thousands and thousands of individuals are a number of the surprising phenomena he brings to mild.

The wonderful thing about “primitive” structure has regularly been pushed aside as unintentional, however lately we acknowledge in it an artwork shape that has resulted from human intelligence carried out to uniquely human modes of existence. Certainly, Rudofsky sees the philosophy and sensible wisdom of the untutored developers as untapped assets of thought for commercial guy trapped in his chaotic towns.