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- 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...
- De Gruyter 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95
A world more urban... The world is undergoing massive urbanization, and is projected to increase from three to over four billion city dwellers, mostly in the developing world, within 15 years. This historic shift is producing dramatic effects on human well-being and the environment. ...but less poor Unplanned shanty-towns without basic services are... more...
- 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...
Von unehrlichen Leuten: Kulturhistorische Studien und Geschichten aus vergangenen Tagen deutscher Gewerbe und DiensteDiplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 11.02
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...