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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95
The American landscape is an extremely complex terrain born from a history of collective and individual experiences. These created environments, which all may be called metropolitan landscapes, constantly challenge students and professionals in the fields of architecture, design and planning to consider new ways of making lively public places. This... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 80.00
Despite developments in urban design during the last few decades, architects, urban planners and designers often continue to produce areas of bland, commercially led urban fabric that deliver the basic functional requirements of shelter, work and leisure but are socially unsustainable and likely generators of future problems. Convivial Urban Spaces... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00
Fifty years ago a landmark conference at Harvard University established urban design as a distinct architectural and planning practice. Today, with the worlds urban population surpassing three billion people, urban design has become more crucial than ever. Indeed, the concerns that initially brought leading architects and city planners togetherincluding... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 99.95
Since the velvet revolution of 1989, the totalitarian communist urbanscapes of central European cities have been 'cleansed' or 'recycled', bringing in new architectural, functional and social forms to transform how they look and how they are used. This book examines the culturally conditional variations between local powers and structures... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 59.95
Manifestoes and Transformations is the first work to deal with urban utopias and their relationship with actual urban interventions. Bringing together a carefully chosen, wide-ranging team of experts, the book provides a broad, contextual exploration of the ideas and urban practices which are the foundations of our conception of the contemporary city. more...
- Scribner 2010; US$ 16.99
In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers Home and A Clearing in the Distance . In Makeshift Metropolis , Rybczynski has drawn upon a lifetime of observing cities to craft... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 75.95
It is a widely held belief that cities must change, or they will wither and die. One of the key problems of urbanization is how to cope with these changes while retaining the structures constructed and maintained by previous generations. Conservation and the City is a study of conservation and change throughout the built environment - city centres,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 65.95
Conserving historic buildings continues to excite and inflame opinion. The means of protecting such buildings and areas are well established but frequently suffer a lack of wider understanding. Conservation and Planning takes a detailed look at the way these processes have evolved and their use today by policy makers and local decision makers.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 264.00
Facadism - the preservation of historic facades, the creation of facsimiles in front of new buildings and the decorative exercises of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the interior and exterior of buildings and of reducing townscapes to theatre sets. Its defenders describe facadism as the way urban tradition... more...