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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Sabbioneta- eine Residenzstadt der Renaissanceby Gisela Heinrich

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 1999; US$ 17.22

    Auf halbem Wege zwischen Mantua und Parma liegt das mauerumwehrte Landstädtchen Sabbioneta, umgeben von den weiten Feldern der Po-Ebene. Die im Cinquecento erbaute ehemalige Residenzstadt geriet bald nach dem Tode ihres Gründers Vespasiano Gonzaga über mehr als dreieinhalb Jahrhunderte in Vergessenheit. Heute hingegen gilt der abgelegene Ort als eine... more...

  • Urban Open Spacesby Helen Woolley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 100.00

    There is enormous interest in urban design and the regeneration of our urban areas, but current thinking often concentrates on the built form, forgetting the important role that open spaces play. Urban Open Spaces brings together extensive research and practical experience to prove the opportunities and benefits of different types of open space to... more...

  • Planning Europe's Capital Citiesby Thomas Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 44.95

    During the nineteenth century many of Europe's capital cities were subject to major expansion and improvement schemes. From Vienna's Ringstrasse to the boulevards of Paris, the townscapes which emerged still shape today's cities and are an inalienable part of European cultural heritage. In Planning Europe's Capital Cities , Thomas Hall examines the... more...

  • Holfordby Iain Gordon Cherry; Gordon Cherry; L. Penny

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Through a biography of this major architect, planner and civic designer, the authors provide a fascinating analysis of the developments in British architecture and planning from the 1930's to the 1970's. more...

  • Front to Backby Sally Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    FRONT TO BACK sees urban housing as places to live rather than individual buildings. Using a unique design agenda it provides a step by step approach to achieving quality urban living. more...

  • Urban Design Readerby Steve Tiesdell; Matthew Carmona

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Essential reading for students and practitioners of urban design, this collection of essays introduces the 6 dimensions of urban design through a range of the most important classic and contemporary key texts. Urban design as a form of place making has become an increasingly significant area of academic endeavour, of public policy and professional... more...

  • Introduction to Residential Layoutby Mike Biddulph

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 58.95

    Introduction to Residential Layout is ideal for students and practitioners of urban design, planning, engineering, architecture and landscape seeking a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of designing and laying out residential areas. Mike Biddulph provides a clear and coherent framework from which he offers comprehensive practical advice... more...

  • Designing the City of Reasonby Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    With a practical approach to theory, Designing the City of Reason offers new perspectives on how differing belief systems and philosophical approaches impact on city design and development, exploring how this has changed before, during and after the impact of modernism in all its rationalism. Looking at the connections between abstract ideas and... more...

  • Integral Urbanismby Nan Ellin

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture?and architecture?of fear in cities, and a disregard for environmental... more...

  • Designs on the Publicby Kristine F. Miller

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Kristine F. Miller delves into six of New York's public spaces, including Times Square, Trump Tower, and Sony Plaza, to trace how design influences their complicated existence. Design is, in Miller's view, complicit in regulation of public spaces in New York City to exclude undesirables and privilege commercial interests, and in this work she... more...