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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

  • Rites of Wayby Mark Kingwell; Patrick Turmel

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics. But public space remains an evanescent and multidimensional concept that too often escapes... more...

  • Romeby Franco Archibugi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Rome: A New Planning Strategy looks at the problems of a city over the last century and suggests a totally new planning strategy. The book examines the stages that have marked the increase of population and change in land use and analyses the masterplans used to try and control these evolving conditions. Using Rome as an extended case study, the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Some Assembly Requiredby Michael Sorkin

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50

    Michael Sorkin is widely hailed as one of the best architecture critics writing today. Iconoclastic and often controversial, he is a witty, entertaining, yet ultimately serious writer. In this new collection, Sorkin reviews the state of contemporary architecture and surveys the dramatic changes in the urban environment of the past decade. From New... 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...

  • The Spirit of Citiesby Daniel A. Bell; Avner de-Shalit

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous... 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...

  • 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...