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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Metropolis Berlinby Iain Boyd Whyte; David Frisby

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940 reconstitutes the built environment of Berlin during the period of its classical modernity using over two hundred contemporary texts, virtually all of which are published in English translation for the first time. They are from the pens of those who created Berlin as one of the world?s great cities and those who observed... more...

  • Stuttgart 21by Frank Brettschneider; Wolfgang Schuster

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 27.44

    ?Stuttgart 21? war in den letzten Jahren eines der umstrittensten Infrastrukturprojekte in Deutschland. Es ist zugleich ein Projekt zwischen Protest und Akzeptanz. Im August 2010 entfaltet der Protest mit dem Abriss des Nordflügels des Stuttgarter Bahnhofs seine Dynamik. Die Medienaufmerksamkeit war groß. Es folgte der 30.9.2010, an dem es im Stuttgarter... more...

  • Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesiaby Robert Home

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This short account of the planning of Lusaka as the new capital of Northern Rhodesia, written for its official opening in 1935 as part of jubilee celebrations for King George V, was printed in a limited edition specifically for that event, and is now very scarce and difficult to obtain, but deserves to be made more widely available for scholars of... more...

  • The Anatomy of the Villageby Thomas Sharp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Thomas Sharp was a key figure in mid-C20 British planning whose renown stems from two periods in his career. First, he came to attention as a polemical writer in the 1930s on planning issues, including as a virulent opponent of garden cities. His prose tempered over time and this phase perhaps culminated in Town Planning, first published in 1940... more...

  • The Plan for Milton Keynesby Milton Keynes Development Corporation

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The UK's largest new town, Milton Keynes, is the product of a Transatlantic planning culture and a plan for a relatively low-density motorised city generously endowed with roads, parklands, and the infrastructure of cabling for communications technology. At its heart was the charismatic and influential Richard (Lord) Llewelyn-Davies. A Labour Peer... more...

  • Terrain Vagueby PATRICK BARRON; Manuela Mariani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    As planners and designers have turned their attentions to the blighted, vacant areas of the city, the concept of "terrain vague," has become increasingly important. Terrain Vague seeks to explore the ambiguous spaces of the city -- the places that exist outside the cultural, social, and economic circuits of urban life. From vacant lots and railroad... more...

  • Ghent Planning Congress 1913by William Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Ghent congress on town planning was the first genuinely international conference to address all aspects of civic life and design. Attended by representatives of 22 governments and 150 cities, as well as by hundreds of architects, planners, politicians, and scientists, it marked the culmination of a series of events which helped to form the world... more...

  • The Skycourt and Skygardenby Jason Pomeroy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society?s day-to-day interactions and... more...

  • The City As A Tangled Bankby Terry Farrell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.50 US$ 40.30

    Here Sir Terry Farrell, who has built an international career as an architect-planner, encourages other planners and architects to follow the biologists—look at, learn from, and, indeed, admire the nature of the forces that drive the change, and then with humility and respect work with them to nudge, anticipate and prepare for where it takes... more...

  • Gebaute Entfestigungby Cornelia Jöchner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 108.82

    Wie konstituiert sich die offene Stadt nach einer longue durée der Ummauerung? Turin zeigt hierfür zwei bedeutende Architekturensembles: die Superga-Kirche und die Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Entfestigung hieß nicht nur Zerstörung, sondern auch Aufbau kultureller Räume. Die Architekturen am Rande Turins machten diesen jeweils auf ganz bestimmte... more...