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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Urban Design for an Urban Centuryby Lance Jay Brown; David Dixon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised... 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...

  • New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villagesby John Nolen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    John Nolen?s New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns, and Villages is the most thorough assessment of city planning written by an American practitioner before 1920. It records the interplay of urban reform in Europe and the United States, the rise of the planning expert, the design of new towns, and the technique for directing urban expansion... more...

  • Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additionsby Rodrigo Perez de Arce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Rodrigo Perez de Arce's essay Urban Transformations and Architectural Additions was published during the formative stages of Post Modernism, at the point where theory was becoming seriously established. Jencks' first essays formalising the term Post Modernism in architecture and the revised  Learning from Las Vegas  were published the previous year. ... more...

  • The Urban Sectionby Robert Mantho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales ? that of the individual street ? the Street Section ? and the complex of city streets ? the City Transect ? Urban Section identifies a range... 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...

  • Urbanism and Dictatorshipby Harald Bodenschatz; Piero Sassi; Max Welch Guerra

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.00

    Urbanism in dictatorship has been discussed from the national view only, but urbanism has always been an instrument to gain recognition by other states. The book analyses dictatorship in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany and the Soviet Union, discusses the current state of research and presents new research. An overall view helps to understand... more...

  • Human Aspects of Urban Formby Amos Rapoport

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Human Aspects of Urban Form: Towards a Man-Environment Approach to Urban Form and Design examines the way people perceive the city, the effects of urban forms on people, and the role of images. By adopting a man-environment approach, this book seeks to understand the importance of cities for human behavior or satisfaction. This text also considers... more...

  • The Re-Use of Urban Ruinsby Hanna Katharina Göbel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about the social agencies of material culture and atmospheric knowledge of buildings in the making. It draws on ethnographic research in Berlin along the former Palace of the Republic, the E-Werk and the Café Moskau in order to make visible an interdisciplinary... more...

  • The Planning of a New Townby London County Council

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The publication of The Planning of a New Town in 1961 aroused remarkable interest. Its pages described a private new town, sponsored by the London County Council (LCC), to be built at Hook in Hampshire; a scheme that innovatively combined Garden City/New Town traditions with sensitivity to modern design. At its heart lay a multilevel and megastructural... more...