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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kennis van de stadby Willem van Winden

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 10.50

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  • The Cultural Landscape & Heritage Paradoxby Tom Bloemers; Henk Kars; Arnold van der Valk

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 69.95

    About understanding and managing the archaeological-historical landscape and its heritage, in the Netherlands and in Europe. 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...

  • Rites of Wayby Mark Kingwell; Patrick Turmel

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics. But public space remains an evanescent and multidimensional concept that too often escapes... more...

  • renovatio urbisby Nicholas Temple

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00

    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 changes. Each chapter focuses on a particular project, from the Palazzo dei Tribunali to the Stanza della Segnatura, and examines their topographical and symbolic contexts... more...

  • The Spirit of Citiesby Daniel A. Bell; Avner de-Shalit

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous... more...