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  • Recoveries and Reclamationsby Daniel Hinchcliffe; Judith Rugg

    Intellect Books Ltd 2002; US$ 19.00

    This second volume of the series 'Advances in Art & Urban Futures' brings together contributions from artists, sociologists, architects and cultural theorists in addressing the recoveries and reclamations being made within urban and rural landscapes as a result of the fallout of redevelopment in the twentyfirst century. Recoveries and Reclamations... more...

  • Interventionsby Malcolm Miles; Tim Hall

    Intellect Books Ltd 2005; US$ 32.00

    Interventions is a contribution to current considerations of how cultural initiatives and interventions affect the development of cities. It draws together policies and projects for cultural urban interventions, from the UK, Lithuania, India, and North America. The authors include artists, arts managers, academics in cultural and geographical fields,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Heterotopia and the Cityby Michiel Dehaene; Lieven De Cauter

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95

    Heterotopia, literally meaning ?other place?, is a rich concept in urban design that describes a space that is on the margins of ordered or civil society, and one that possesses multiple, fragmented or even incompatible meanings. The term has had an impact on architectural and urban theory since it was coined by Foucault in the late 1960s but it has... 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. Offering prospects for the first decades of the twenty-first century, the authors open up a broad international dialogue on civic art, which relates historical practice to the contemporary meaning of civic art and... 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...

  • De planologie van mobiliteitby Luca Bertolini

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 12.25

    Luca Bertolini stelt in zijn oratie dat het leven in een mobiele samenleving beleidsmakers met bijzondere dilemma's confronteert. Contemporaine leefstijlen en bedrijfsmatige praktijken zijn sterk afhankelijk van mobiliteit. Mensen wonen op de ene plek, werken op een tweede, en recreëren of socialiseren op nog eens een derde. De productie en consumptie... more...

  • Terra Incognitaby Ann O?M. Bowman; Michael A. Pagano

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Boon or blight? Ann Bowman and Michael Pagano define "vacant land" broadly, to include everything from brownfields (environmentally contaminated land) through trashed lots and abandoned buildings to greenspace (parks, community gardens, etc.). Terra Incognita takes a fresh look at what they believe can be the ultimate urban resource. Beyond... more...