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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    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$ 155.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Urban Sectionby Robert Mantho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    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$ 140.00

    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...

  • Die Stadt und ihr Gedächtnisby Claudia Gemmeke; Franziska Nentwig

    transcript 2014; US$ 20.54

    Der Lebensraum Stadt verändert sich und mit ihm seine museale Repräsentation. Die Notwendigkeit, diese jüngeren Entwicklungen dar- und auszustellen, fordert das Stadtmuseum heraus, ebenfalls in Bewegung zu kommen und andere Akzente in der Präsentation von Stadtgeschichte zu setzen. Dass und in welcher Weise dies geschehen kann, zeigen die Beiträge... more...

  • Energy Atlasby IBA Hamburg

    JOVIS Verlag 2015; US$ 20.03

    Global climate change calls for rapid and decisive measures, particularly from the world's metropolises-the future of our climate will be decided in cities! But how can cities forge a path to a post-fossil fuel, post-atomic energy era, to ensure that urgently needed steps are put into practice? The ENERGY ATLAS takes the example of Hamburg's Wilhelmsburg... more...