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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Urban Commonsby Mary Dellenbaugh; Markus Kip; Majken Bieniok; Agnes Katharina Müller; Martin Schwegmann

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.00

    This volume examines various key topics of urban commons theoretically and empirically through a wide spectrum of international case studies providing perspectives from a variety of cities as diverse as Berlin, Hyderabad and Seoul. A wider discussion of commons in current scientific and activist literature from housing, public space, to... more...

  • Access for Allby Wolfgang Christ

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 62.95

    Access and accessibility are central themes in architecture and urbanism. Moreover, access is a key concept in many other areas such as knowledge and education, healthcare etc. This book deals with this world of access in architecture, city planning, and neighboring fields. more...

  • Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstructionby John Pendlebury; Erdem Erten; Larkham J Peter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city... more...

  • The Anatomy of the Villageby Thomas Sharp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Thomas Sharp was a key figure in mid-C20 British planning whose renown stems from two periods in his career. First, he came to attention as a polemical writer in the 1930s on planning issues, including as a virulent opponent of garden cities. His prose tempered over time and this phase perhaps culminated in Town Planning, first published in 1940... more...

  • The Architecture of Happinessby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings,... more...

  • Characteristically Americanby Joy Giguere

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 74.95

    Prior to the nineteenth century, few Americans knew anything more of Egyptian culture than what could be gained from studying the biblical Exodus. Napoleon?s invasion of Egypt at the end of the eighteenth century, however, initiated a cultural breakthrough for Americans as representations of Egyptian culture flooded western museums and publications,... more...

  • The City As A Tangled Bankby Terry Farrell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.50

    Here Sir Terry Farrell, who has built an international career as an architect-planner, encourages other planners and architects to follow the biologists—look at, learn from, and, indeed, admire the nature of the forces that drive the change, and then with humility and respect work with them to nudge, anticipate and prepare for where it takes... more...

  • City Limitsby Jane-Frances Kelly; Paul Donegan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 13.33

    Our bush heritage helped to define our identity, but today Australia is a nation of cities. A higher proportion of Australians live in cities than almost any other country, and most of our national wealth is generated in them. For most of the twentieth century, our cities gave us some of the highest living standards in the world. But they are no longer... more...

  • De Urban Decision Room/The Urban Decision Roomby P.P. van Loon; E. Heurkens; S. Bronkhorst

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 84.00

    First of all, this book is intended to give the reader a simple introduction to the Urban Decision Room (UDR) system in definitions and diagrams. Second, it demonstrates the model-based construction of the system in terms of urban planning. Third, it focu more...

  • Der Kaiser im Kriegby Johannes Griebel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    With its richly figurative friezes, the column of Marcus Aurelius is a key monument of Roman art concerned withrepresenting power. Yet it has always been regarded and interpreted as being overshadowed by Trajan?s column. The present study abandons this point of view. Starting from a systematic analysis of the visual material, it investigates... more...