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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

  • Modernism and the Spirit of the Cityby Iain Boyd Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    Modernism and the Spirit of the City offers a new reading of the architectural modernism that emerged and flourished in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the fashionable postmodernist arguments of the 1980s and '90s which damned modernist architecture as banal and monotonous, this collection of essays by eminent scholars... more...

  • Monumentby Kanan Makiya

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Negotiating the Mediated Cityby Zlatan Krajina

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which are increasingly mobile, public art uses screens to... 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 by relating... more...

  • Poetik des Privatraumsby Ines Lauffer

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.76

    Es sind nicht mehr einzig und allein die Kaufhäuser, Straßenschluchten und all die anderen öffentlichen Räume der Großstadt, die um 1920 zum Schauplatz neusachlicher Romane werden. Vielmehr dringen Autoren wie Joseph Roth, Irmgard Keun und Siegfried Kracauer gemeinsam mit Architekten wie Le Corbusier und Bruno Taut in den privaten Raum ein. Hier wird... more...

  • The Politics of the Piazzaby Dr Eamonn Canniffe; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    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 and situates these examples in their social and political contexts, highlighting... more...

  • Re-imaging the Cityby Somaiyeh Falahat

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 89.99

    Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called ?Islamic cities?. She bases her argument on the fact that the city and consequently its form and structure, similar to other human products, have deep roots in the thought-structure of the people. Thus, to know such places... more...

  • 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...

  • Responsive Environmentsby Sue McGlynn; Graham Smith; Alan Alcock; Paul Murrain; Ian Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    Clearly demonstrates the specific characteristics that make for comprehensible, friendly and controllable places; 'Responsive Environments' - as opposed to the alienating environments often imposed today. By means of sketches and diagrams, it shows how they may be designed in to places or buildings. This is a practical book about architecture and... more...