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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

  • More Urban Less Poorby Goran Tannerfeldt; Per Ljung

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

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

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Sustainable Communities Design Handbookby III Woodrow Clark

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 63.95

    The objective of this book is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring a high quality environment that can... more...

  • Monumentby Kanan Makiya

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 24.00

    In Baghdad, an enormous monument nearly twice the size of the Arc de Triomphe towers over the city. Two huge forearms emerge from the ground, clutching two swords that clash overhead. Those arms are enlarged casts of those of Saddam Hussein, showing every bump and follicle. The ?Victory Arch? celebrates a victory over Iran (in their 8-year long war)... more...

  • renovatio urbisby Nicholas Temple

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 145.00

    Examining the urban and architectural developments in Rome during the Pontificate of Julius II (1503?13) this book focuses on the political, religious and artistic motives behind the principal architect, Donato Bramante, and his ambition to create a unified urban/architectural scheme. more...