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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Systemic Architectureby Marco Poletto; Claudia Pasquero

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This is a manual investigating the subject of urban ecology and systemic development from the perspective of architectural design. It sets out to explore two main goals: to discuss the contemporary relevance of a systemic practice to architectural design, and to share a toolbox of informational design protocols developed to describe the city as a... more...

  • To Scaleby Eric Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    How big is Moscow?s Red Square in comparison to Tiananmen Square? Why are there fewer public squares in Japan than in Italy? What lessons might be found in the plan of Savannah, Georgia?s historic district?  To Scale is a collection of plans of urban spaces drawn at the same scale to help answer these questions by providing a single and accurate... more...

  • Building to Suit the Climateby Petra Liedl; Gerhard Hausladen; Michael Saldanha

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 42.00

    Climate-conscious design throughout the world more...

  • Responsive Environmentsby Sue McGlynn; Graham Smith; Alan Alcock; Paul Murrain; Ian Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    Clearly demonstrates the specific characteristics that make for comprehensible, friendly and controllable places; 'Responsive Environments' - as opposed to the alienating environments often imposed today. By means of sketches and diagrams, it shows how they may be designed in to places or buildings. This is a practical book about architecture and... more...

  • Modernism and the Spirit of the Cityby Iain Boyd Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    Modernism and the Spirit of the City offers a new reading of the architectural modernism that emerged and flourished in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the fashionable postmodernist arguments of the 1980s and '90s which damned modernist architecture as banal and monotonous, this collection of essays by eminent scholars... more...

  • The Ideal Cityby Helen Rosenau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The concept of the 'ideal city' is, perhaps, more important today - when planners and architects are so firmly confined by considerations of our immediate environment - than ever before. Yet it is a concept which has profoundly influenced the western world throughout history, both as a regulative model and as an inspiration. Rosenau traces the progress... more...

  • Architecture and Justiceby Dr Renée Tobe; Professor Jonathan Simon; Professor Nicholas Temple; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of criminology, international law, philosophy and architectural history and theory, this book examines the interrelationships between architecture and justice, highlighting the provocative and curiously ambiguous juncture between the two. Illustrated by a range of disparate and diverse case studies,... more...

  • 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; Not Available

    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...