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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Urbanism and Dictatorshipby Harald Bodenschatz; Piero Sassi; Max Welch Guerra

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 33.46

    Urbanism in dictatorship has been discussed from the national view only, but urbanism has always been an instrument to gain recognition by other states. The book analyses dictatorship in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany and the Soviet Union, discusses the current state of research and presents new research. An overall view helps to understand... more...

  • Human Aspects of Urban Formby Amos Rapoport

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Human Aspects of Urban Form: Towards a Man-Environment Approach to Urban Form and Design examines the way people perceive the city, the effects of urban forms on people, and the role of images. By adopting a man-environment approach, this book seeks to understand the importance of cities for human behavior or satisfaction. This text also considers... more...

  • The Re-Use of Urban Ruinsby Hanna Katharina Göbel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about the social agencies of material culture and atmospheric knowledge of buildings in the making. It draws on ethnographic research in Berlin along the former Palace of the Republic, the E-Werk and the Café Moskau in order to make visible an interdisciplinary... more...

  • The Planning of a New Townby London County Council

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The publication of The Planning of a New Town in 1961 aroused remarkable interest. Its pages described a private new town, sponsored by the London County Council (LCC), to be built at Hook in Hampshire; a scheme that innovatively combined Garden City/New Town traditions with sensitivity to modern design. At its heart lay a multilevel and megastructural... more...

  • City Limitsby Jane-Frances Kelly; Paul Donegan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 13.33

    Our bush heritage helped to define our identity, but today Australia is a nation of cities. A higher proportion of Australians live in cities than almost any other country, and most of our national wealth is generated in them. For most of the twentieth century, our cities gave us some of the highest living standards in the world. But they are no longer... more...

  • Memorials as Spaces of Engagementby Quentin Stevens; Karen A. Franck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Memorials are more diverse in design and subject matter than ever before. No longer limited to statues of heroes placed high on pedestals, contemporary memorials engage visitors in new, often surprising ways, contributing to the liveliness of public space. In Memorials as Spaces of Engagement Quentin Stevens and Karen A. Franck explore how changes... more...

  • The Spaces of the Hospitalby Dana Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    The Spaces of the Hospital examines how hospitals operated as a complex category of social, urban and architectural space in London from 1680 to 1820. This period witnessed the transformation of the city into a modern metropolis. The hospital was very much part of this process and its spaces, both interior and exterior, help us to understand these... more...

  • Streets and Patternsby Stephen Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 99.95

    There is an emerging consensus that urban street layouts should be planned with greater attention to ?placemaking? and urban design quality, while maintaining the conventional transport functions of accessibility and connectivity. However, it is not always clear how this might be achieved: we still tend to have different sets of guidance for main... more...

  • Urban Formsby Ivor Samuels; Phillippe Panerai; Jean Castex; Jean Charles Depaule

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    This popular and influential work, translated here into English for the first time, argues that modern urbanism has upset the morphology of cities, abolished their streets and isolated their buildings. In tracing the stages of this transformation, this book presents the view that the urban tissue, the intermediate scale between the architecture of... more...

  • The Urban Projectby L. Van Duin; R. Cavallo; F. Claessens

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 116.00

    Summarizes the experiences particularly significant to those involved in design, building, thinking and managing the urban scene. more...