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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

  • 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...

  • Urban Commonsby Mary Dellenbaugh; Markus Kip; Majken Bieniok; Agnes Katharina Müller; Martin Schwegmann

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.00

    This volume examines various key topics of urban commons theoretically and empirically through a wide spectrum of international case studies providing perspectives from a variety of cities as diverse as Berlin, Hyderabad and Seoul. A wider discussion of commons in current scientific and activist literature from housing, public space, to... more...

  • Sidewalk Cityby Annette Miae Kim

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    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...

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

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Energy Atlasby IBA Hamburg

    Jovis Berlin 2015; US$ 20.03

    Die Zukunft des Klimas wird sich in den Städten entscheiden. Der weltweite Klimawandel erfordert insbesondere von den Metropolen der Welt schnelle und entschlossene Maßnahmen. Wie aber können sie den Weg in das postfossile und atomenergiefreie Zeitalter beschreiten und dringende Aufgaben lösen? Mit dem ENERGIEATLAS zeigt die IBA Hamburg erstmals einen... more...

  • Gebaute Entfestigungby Cornelia Jöchner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    How does a city become an open city after a long history of being walled? Turin is notable in this regard for two important architectural ensembles: the Superga Basilica and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Defortification means destruction as well as the creation of new spaces. The architectural features at the edges of Turin give evidence to... more...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces. Squares is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built... 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...