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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

  • The Politics of the Piazzaby Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 89.95

    Through a detailed study of the principal spaces of Italian cities, this book explores the relationship between political systems and their methods of representation in architecture. Illustrated by contemporary photographs and analytical drawings, it examines significant piazzas in their social and political contexts, highlighting the urban evidence... more...

  • Sitte, Hegemann and the Metropolisby Charles Bohl; Jean-François Lejeune

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 57.95

    These essays, from leading names in the field, weave together the parallels and differences between the past and present of civic art. more...

  • The Urban Projectby L. Van Duin; R. Cavallo; F. Claessens

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 116.00

    Summarizes the experiences particularly significant to those involved in design, building, thinking and managing the urban scene. more...

  • Das Labyrinthischeby Jan Pieper

    Springer 2009; US$ 49.95

    Das Labyrinthische ist eine architektonische Qualität, die nur selten ins Blickfeld von Theorie und Geschichte der Architektur gelangt. Erstaunlich, denn es existiert eine ganze Welt des Verborgenen, Rätselhaften und Schwierigen, die sich dem begrifflichen Zugang entzieht, uns aber ebenso nachhaltig prägt und uns ebenso wichtig ist wie jene, die wir... more...