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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...

  • 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

    This selection of groundbreaking essays offers a significant and long overdue reassessment of the aims and intentions of European architecture and urbanism over the period 1880-1960. 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 Jonathan Simon; Nicholas Temple; Renée Tobe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Negotiating the Mediated City: Everyday Encounters with Public Screensby Zlatan Krajina

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 156.95

    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... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Piazza San Marcoby Iain Fenlon

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Piazza San Marco is a dynamic open space organically connected to the buildings which frame it. It shows how much is lost if the ensemble is divided into the individual structures of Doges' Palace, Basilica of San Marco, Campanile and so on, each 'marvellous' in their own right but functionally separate. Here a different story is told... more...