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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Street Art, Public Cityby Alison Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called a new art movement, its practitioners engage in... more...

  • Negotiating the Mediated Cityby Zlatan Krajina

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which are increasingly mobile, public art uses screens to... more...

  • Re-imaging the Cityby Somaiyeh Falahat

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 89.99

    Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called ?Islamic cities?. She bases her argument on the fact that the city and consequently its form and structure, similar to other human products, have deep roots in the thought-structure of the people. Thus, to know such places... more...

  • Revising Green Infrastructureby Daniel Czechowski; Thomas Hauck; Georg Hausladen

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 174.95

    Consider this ? How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What innovations arise from multidisciplinary and cross-scalar... more...

  • The Environment and Landscape in Motorway Designby Guochao Qian; Shuyu Tang; Min Zhang; Chun Jing

    Wiley 2014; US$ 165.00 US$ 143.00

    The construction and operation of highways has a significant impact on the environment. While such impact is impossible to avoid, modern highways are constructed and landscaped to minimise these impacts as far as possible.  Good landscaping minimises the impact on those living or working close to the highway, while at the same time regenerating the... more...

  • Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformationby Harald A. Mieg; Heike Oevermann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The management of industrial heritage sites requires rethinking in the context of urban change, and the issue of how to balance protection, preservation/conservation, and development becomes all the more crucial as industrial heritage sites grow in number. This brings into play new challenges?not only through the known conflicts between monument preservation... more...

  • City Choreographerby Alison Bick Hirsch

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    One of the most prolific and influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, Lawrence Halprin (1916?2009) was best known for the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Sea Ranch, the iconic planned community in California. These projects, as well as vibrant public spaces throughout the country?from Ghirardelli Square and Market Street in... 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...

  • Architecture and Authority in Japanby William H. Coaldrake

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Remaking Birminghamby Liam Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    The city of Birmingham offers a particularly rich case study on urban regeneration as it strives to build a new city image. Positioned between decline and regeneration, the landscape of the city and its environs collages old and new, producing dramatic contrasts - of industrial and post-industrial urbanisms of crumbling brutalism and spectacular flagship... more...