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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Here Comes the Sunby Ken Worpole

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 35.00

    Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. While much has been written about architectural modernism, Worpole concentrates less on buildings and more on the planning of the spaces in-between – the parks, public squares,... more...

  • Public Monumentsby Sergiusz Michalski

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are all too familiar. But the notions underlying them are not so obvious. Sergiusz Michalski traces the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an artistic, political and social pre-occupation, to today when the distinction between public monuments... more...

  • Site Furnishingsby Bill Main; Gail Greet Hannah

    Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00

    Introducing the first all-in-one guide to site furniture principles, processes, and best practices Furniture matters—outdoors as well as in. Understanding the connections between site and site furniture enhances the creative opportunities for designers of outdoor spaces and increases their ability to influence the long-term success of the spaces... 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...

  • Emerging Concepts in Urban Space Designby Professor Geoffrey Broadbent; Geoffrey Broadbent

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 98.95

    This important work provides a clear analysis of the nature of many of today's design problems, identifying their causes in history and suggesting a basis for co-ordinated solutions. 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 more...

  • Recent Advances in Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planningby Jos P. Van Leeuwen; Harry J.P. Timmermans

    Springer 2004; US$ 229.00

    The International conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning is organised bi-annually by the Eindhoven University of Technology. This volume contains a selection of papers from the seventh conference that was held at De Ruwenberg Castle in Sint-Michiels Gestel, The Netherlands, from 2 to 5 July, 2004. Traditionally,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 150.00

    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...