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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...

  • The Urban Design Readerby Michael Larice; Elizabeth Macdonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following... more...

  • Sitte, Hegemann and the Metropolisby Charles Bohl; Jean-François Lejeune

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 57.95

    These essays, from leading names in the field, weave together the parallels and differences between the past and present of civic art. Offering prospects for the first decades of the twenty-first century, the authors open up a broad international dialogue on civic art, which relates historical practice to the contemporary meaning of civic art and... more...

  • The Dynamics of Delightby Peter F. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    Rounding off decades of exploration into the various ways in which buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind, The Dynamics of Delight emphasizes the qualitative aspects of form and space, providing designers with an analytical framework in which to evaluate projects on an aesthetic level. In laying the foundations for an appreciation... more...

  • Architects Without Frontiersby Esther Charlesworth

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    From the targeted demolition of Mostar?s Stari-Most Bridge in 1993 to the physical and social havoc caused by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the history of cities is often a history of destruction and reconstruction. But what political and aesthetic criteria should guide us in the rebuilding of cities devastated by war and natural calamities? The title... more...

  • Heterotopia and the Cityby Michiel Dehaene; Lieven De Cauter

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 155.00

    Heterotopia, literally meaning ?other place?, is a rich concept in urban design that describes a space that is on the margins of ordered or civil society, and one that possesses multiple, fragmented or even incompatible meanings. The term has had an impact on architectural and urban theory since it was coined by Foucault in the late 1960s but it has... 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...

  • Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planningby Jos P. van Leeuwen; Harry J.P. Timmermans

    Springer 2006; US$ 329.00

    Traditionally, the DDSS conferences aim to be a platform for both starting and experienced researchers. This volume contains 31 peer reviewed papers that are organised into seven sections, including Land Use Simulation and Visualisation, Multi-Agent Models for Movement Simulation, Multi-Agent Models for Urban Development, and more. more...

  • The Post-socialist Cityby Kiril Stanilov

    Springer 2007; US$ 319.00

    In the large body of literature produced during the last fifteen years on the transformation of Eastern European societies after the fall of communism, studies investigating changes in urban form and structure have been quite rare. Yet a profound reorganization of the manner in which urban space is appropriated has taken place, impacting the life of... more...

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

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 76.95

    In future, buildings that make sense from a bioclimatic perspective will not be the exception; planners will simply be expected to design them. With its wealth of facts, this book serves as a concrete aid to planning and design. With the planning process as its roadmap, it accompanies the planner from the basic evaluation stage through conception and... more...