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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • City Choreographerby Alison Bick Hirsch

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    One of the most prolific and influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, Lawrence Halprin (1916?2009) was best known for the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Sea Ranch, the iconic planned community in California. These projects, as well as vibrant public spaces throughout the country?from Ghirardelli Square and Market Street in... 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...

  • Street Art, Public Cityby Alison Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Rome: A new planning strategyby Franco Archibugi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Rome: A New Planning Strategy looks at the problems of a city over the last century and suggests a totally new planning strategy. The book examines the stages that have marked the increase of population and change in land use and analyses the masterplans used to try and control these evolving conditions. Using Rome as an extended case study, the... more...

  • The Dynamics of Delightby Peter F. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    Rounding off decades of exploration into the various ways in which buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind, The Dynamics of Delight emphasizes the qualitative aspects of form and space, providing designers with an analytical framework in which to evaluate projects on an aesthetic level. In laying the foundations for an appreciation... more...

  • Ethics and the Built Environmentby Warwick Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Much has been written in recent years on environmental ethics relating to the more general 'natural' environment but little specifically written about ethics of the built environment. Ethics and the Built Environment responds to this need and offers a debate on the ethical dimension of building in all its forms from a variety of disciplinary perspectives... more...

  • Remaking Birminghamby Liam Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    The city of Birmingham offers a particularly rich case study on urban regeneration as it strives to build a new city image. Positioned between decline and regeneration, the landscape of the city and its environs collages old and new, producing dramatic contrasts - of industrial and post-industrial urbanisms of crumbling brutalism and spectacular flagship... more...

  • Streets and Patternsby Stephen Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 99.95

    There is an emerging consensus that urban street layouts should be planned with greater attention to ?placemaking? and urban design quality, while maintaining the conventional transport functions of accessibility and connectivity. However, it is not always clear how this might be achieved: we still tend to have different sets of guidance for main... more...

  • Urban Formsby Ivor Samuels; Phillippe Panerai; Jean Castex; Jean Charles Depaule

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    This popular and influential work, translated here into English for the first time, argues that modern urbanism has upset the morphology of cities, abolished their streets and isolated their buildings. In tracing the stages of this transformation, this book presents the view that the urban tissue, the intermediate scale between the architecture of... more...

  • Urban Designby Jon Lang

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 58.95

    Urban Design provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, presenting a 3 dimensional model with which to categorise the processes and products involved. It not only defines the subject, but also considers the future direction of the field and what can be learned from the past. 50 international case studies demonstrate the variety... more...