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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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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  • Building Bangaloreby John C. Stallmeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Examining spatial transformations in Bangalore, one of India's fastest growing cities, this book highlights the influence of information and communications technology (ICT) development on the city. Focusing on the production of urban space and the processes that inform such production, the author proposes that Silicon Valley, California has become... more...

  • Piazza San Marcoby Iain Fenlon

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Piazza San Marco is a dynamic open space organically connected to the buildings which frame it. It shows how much is lost if the ensemble is divided into the individual structures of Doges' Palace, Basilica of San Marco, Campanile and so on, each 'marvellous' in their own right but functionally separate. Here a different story is told... more...

  • 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...

  • Sustainable Communities Design Handbookby III Woodrow W. 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...

  • Von unehrlichen Leuten: Kulturhistorische Studien und Geschichten aus vergangenen Tagen deutscher Gewerbe und Diensteby Otto Beneke; Norina Kroll

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 9.24

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit "Von unehrlichen Leuten" hat sich Otto Beneke, studierter Rechtswissenschaftler und ehemaliger Leiter des Hamburger Senatsarchivs, ein Herzensprojekt erfüllt. Sorgsam hat er verschiedene Quellen zusammengetragen, die er in seiner fast anekdotenhaften Erzählweise miteinander verbindet. Er unternimmt weniger den Versuch, das Phänomen... 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...

  • 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...