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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Cultures and Settlementsby Malcolm Miles; Nicola Kirkham

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    This volume considers the making of settlement as a process of identity formation. Taking the position that a culture signifies a way of life, it asks how cultural frameworks inform patterns of settlement, and how the built environment, as process and design, conditions cultural production and reception. The disciplinary fields this intersects include... more...

  • Architects Without Frontiersby Esther Charlesworth

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    From the targeted demolition of Mostar?s Stari-Most Bridge in 1993 to the physical and social havoc caused by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the history of cities is often a history of destruction and reconstruction. But what political and aesthetic criteria should guide us in the rebuilding of cities devastated by war and natural calamities? The title... more...

  • Architecture and the Urban Environmentby Derek Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    This well illustrated text forms a critical appraisal of the place and direction of architecture and urban design in a new world order at the start of the 21st century. The book defines architectural and environmental goals for the New Age by analysing recent contemporary work for its responsiveness to important social and environmental issues and... more...

  • Urban Design: Ornament and Decorationby Taner Oc; Steve Tiesdell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95

    'Urban Design: Ornament and Decoration' focuses on decorating the city and how ornament has been used to bring delight to the urban scene. The authors show how the pattern and distribution of street and square and other major elements in the city can be enhanced by the judicious use of decorative surface treatment and by the careful placing of hard... more...

  • Some Assembly Requiredby Michael Sorkin

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50

    Michael Sorkin is widely hailed as one of the best architecture critics writing today. Iconoclastic and often controversial, he is a witty, entertaining, yet ultimately serious writer. In this new collection, Sorkin reviews the state of contemporary architecture and surveys the dramatic changes in the urban environment of the past decade. From New... more...

  • Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planningby Jos P. van Leeuwen; Harry J.P. Timmermans

    Springer 2006; US$ 329.00

    Traditionally, the DDSS conferences aim to be a platform for both starting and experienced researchers. This volume contains 31 peer reviewed papers that are organised into seven sections, including Land Use Simulation and Visualisation, Multi-Agent Models for Movement Simulation, Multi-Agent Models for Urban Development, and more. more...

  • The Environments of Architectureby Randall Thomas; Trevor Garnham

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95

    This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture. The Environments of Architecture sets out a range of considerations necessary to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a wider discussion on the effect of building decisions... more...

  • Making Lahore Modernby William J. Glover

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    William J. Glover investigates the traditions that shaped colonial Lahore, focusing on the conviction that both British and Indian actors who implemented urbanization shared: that the material fabric of the city could lead to social and moral improvement.Glover reveals that urban change in colonial India was not a monolithic process and establishes... more...

  • The Post-socialist Cityby Kiril Stanilov

    Springer 2007; US$ 319.00

    In the large body of literature produced during the last fifteen years on the transformation of Eastern European societies after the fall of communism, studies investigating changes in urban form and structure have been quite rare. Yet a profound reorganization of the manner in which urban space is appropriated has taken place, impacting the life of... more...

  • Heterotopia and the Cityby Michiel Dehaene; Lieven De Cauter

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 155.00

    Heterotopia and the City offers new explorations of Foucault's concept of ?heterotopia?. The book brings together a new translation of Foucault's seminal essay with case studies from academics across the globe, investigating how heterotopia has influenced our contemporary urban spaces. more...