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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Sidewalk Cityby Annette Miae Kim

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    For most, the term ?public space? conjures up images of large, open areas: community centers for meetings and social events; the ancient Greek agora for political debates; green parks for festivals and recreation. In many of the world?s major cities, however, public spaces like these are not a part of the everyday lives of the public. Rather, business... more...

  • Grand Avenuesby Scott W. Berg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L?Enfant?a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers?to design the new nation's capital. L?Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his... more...

  • The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environmentsby Casakin Hernan; Bernardo Fatima

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 29.00

    Readers of this e-book will gain an insight on the role of identity as a basis for the perception, experience, and appreciation of the form of built structures. It explains knowledge in relation to place identity, focusing both on people's identity, and related factors which play a part in this process, and most of all on a science of identity in the... more...

  • Here Comes the Sunby Ken Worpole

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 35.00

    Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. While much has been written about architectural modernism, Worpole concentrates less on buildings and more on the planning of the spaces in-between ? the parks, public squares,... more...

  • Public Monumentsby Sergiusz Michalski

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are all too familiar. But the notions underlying them are not so obvious. Sergiusz Michalski traces the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an artistic, political and social pre-occupation, to today when the distinction between public monuments... more...

  • Designing the Sustainable Siteby Heather L. Venhaus; Herbert Dreiseitl

    Wiley 2012; US$ 65.00

    Using her background in landscape architecture and ecological restoration, HEATHER VENHAUS works with teams of scientists, designers, and educators to develop sustainable and regenerative design solutions. Ms. Venhaus facilitated and led the development of The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 , the nation's... more...

  • In the Wake of a Local Government Initiativeby S. RAMAZANOGULLARI TURGUT; E.Ç. CEYLAN

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 160.00

    This book is the first and, so far, only publication to elaborate on all the stages of one of the many “Urban Regeneration” projects implemented in Turkey in recent years.The authors detail the operation and management processes of the municipality where the initiative is taking place, in addition to the people involved and the duties they... more...

  • Der Kaiser im Kriegby Johannes Griebel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    With its richly figurative friezes, the column of Marcus Aurelius is a key monument of Roman art concerned with representing power. Yet it has always been regarded and interpreted as being overshadowed by Trajan?s column. The present study abandons this point of view. Starting from a systematic analysis of the visual material, it investigates... more...

  • Griechische Städteanlagenby Armin von Gerkan

    De Gruyter 1924; US$ 133.00

    Griechische St Dteanlagen: Untersuchungen Zur Entwicklung Des St Dtebaues Im Altertum. more...