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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Urban Formsby Ivor Samuels; Phillippe Panerai; Jean Castex; Jean Charles Depaule

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    This popular and influential work, translated here into English for the first time, argues that modern urbanism has upset the morphology of cities, abolished their streets and isolated their buildings. In tracing the stages of this transformation, this book presents the view that the urban tissue, the intermediate scale between the architecture of... more...

  • Negotiating the Mediated Cityby Zlatan Krajina

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Von unehrlichen Leuten: Kulturhistorische Studien und Geschichten aus vergangenen Tagen deutscher Gewerbe und Diensteby Otto Beneke; Norina Kroll

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 11.27

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit "Von unehrlichen Leuten" hat sich Otto Beneke, studierter Rechtswissenschaftler und ehemaliger Leiter des Hamburger Senatsarchivs, ein Herzensprojekt erfüllt. Sorgsam hat er verschiedene Quellen zusammengetragen, die er in seiner fast anekdotenhaften Erzählweise miteinander verbindet. Er unternimmt weniger den Versuch, das Phänomen... 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...

  • 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...

  • Design Firstby David Walters; Linda Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    Well-grounded in the history and theory of Anglo-American urbanism, this illustrated textbook sets out objectives, policies and design principles for planning new communities and redeveloping existing urban neighborhoods. Drawing from their extensive experience, the authors explain how better plans (and consequently better places) can be created by... more...

  • City Edgeby Esther Charlesworth

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 58.95

    This series of essays outlines a number of case studies from Europe, North America, Australia and Asia and provides first hand accounts of the experiences that planners, architects and politicians have had in reshaping cities. These insights provide a pragmatic assessment of the challenges and constraints posed by changing patterns of urban growth... more...

  • Urban Design: Green Dimensionsby Peter Shirley; J. C. Moughtin

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 56.95

    In Green Dimensions, Cliff Moughtin relates sustainable development and green design to the realm of urban design and development. Examining regional and local frameworks for design and planning, this book shows how sustainable urban design can be implemented on every scale. Working from a strong theoretical base, the author uses case studies and... more...

  • Urban Design: Street and Squareby Cliff Moughtin

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 65.95

    This book, part of a series of four, offers a detailed analysis of urban design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities. It outlines the theory of the principal features of urban design from which method is developed and provides a better understanding of the main elements of urban design. This... more...

  • Making the Metropolitan Landscapeby Jacqueline Tatom; Jennifer Stauber

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Bringing together for the first time many well known and emerging voices in urban design theory and practice, this volume argues for a progressive and engaged design practice which fully relates to the complexity and diversity of American cities. more...