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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 98.95

    This important work, now available in paperback, from Professor Geoffrey Broadbent, 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. The author discusses `picturesque' and `formal' tendencies in modern architecture, relating them to parallels... more...

  • Terrain Vagueby PATRICK BARRON; Manuela Mariani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    As planners and designers have turned their attentions to the blighted, vacant areas of the city, the concept of "terrain vague," has become increasingly important. Terrain Vague seeks to explore the ambiguous spaces of the city -- the places that exist outside the cultural, social, and economic circuits of urban life. From vacant lots and railroad... 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...

  • 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...

  • Writing Urbanismby Douglas Kelbaugh; Kit McCullough

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 51.95

    Urban design continues to grow as an increasingly important and expanding field of study, research and professional endeavour. Distinguished by its broad scope and comprehensiveness on the subject of urban design, this new collection combines selected essays from both practitioners and academia.  Writing Urbanism  is the ideal volume for both students,... more...

  • Anatomy of a Villageby Thomas Sharp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Plan for Milton Keynesby Milton Keynes Development Corporation

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    The UK's largest new town, Milton Keynes, is the product of a Transatlantic planning culture and a plan for a relatively low-density motorised city generously endowed with roads, parklands, and the infrastructure of cabling for communications technology. At its heart was the charismatic and influential Richard (Lord) Llewelyn-Davies. A Labour Peer... more...

  • Crime and the Urban Imaginationby Alison Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called a new art movement, its practitioners engage... more...

  • Metropolis Berlinby Iain Boyd Whyte; David Frisby

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00

    Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940 reconstitutes the built environment of Berlin during the period of its classical modernity using over two hundred contemporary texts, virtually all of which are published in English translation for the first time. They are from the pens of those who created Berlin as one of the world?s great cities and those who observed... more...