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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

  • City Limitsby Jane-Frances Kelly; Paul Donegan

    Melbourne University Press 2015; US$ 13.33

    Although many of the joys of Australian life are to be found in our cities, many of our problems are as well. Our bush heritage helped to define our identity, but today Australia is a nation of cities. A higher proportion of Australians live in cities than almost any other country, and most of our national wealth is generated in them. For most of the... more...

  • Energy Atlasby IBA Hamburg

    JOVIS Verlag 2015; US$ 18.70

    Global climate change calls for rapid and decisive measures, particularly from the world's metropolises-the future of our climate will be decided in cities! But how can cities forge a path to a post-fossil fuel, post-atomic energy era, to ensure that urgently needed steps are put into practice? The ENERGY ATLAS takes the example of Hamburg's Wilhelmsburg... more...

  • Gebaute Entfestigungby Cornelia Jöchner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    How does a city become an open city after a long history of being walled? Turin is notable in this regard for two important architectural ensembles: the Superga Basilica and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Defortification means destruction as well as the creation of new spaces. The architectural features at the edges of Turin give evidence to... more...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces. Squares is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built... more...

  • The Re-Use of Urban Ruinsby Hanna Katharina Göbel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about the social agencies of material culture and atmospheric knowledge of buildings in the making. It draws on ethnographic research in Berlin along the former Palace of the Republic, the E-Werk and the Café Moskau in order to make visible an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Revising Green Infrastructureby Daniel Czechowski; Thomas Hauck; Georg Hausladen

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 139.95

    Function and Process Green Functionalism: A Brief Sketch of Its History and Ideas in the United States and Germany, Thomas Hauck and Daniel Czechowski Carefully Radical or Radically Careful? Ecology as Design Motif, Greet De Block The City That Never Was: Engaging Speculative Urbanization through the Logics of Landscape, Christopher Marcinkoski... more...

  • The Urban Sectionby Robert Mantho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales ? that of the individual street ? the Street Section ? and the complex of city streets ? the City Transect ? Urban Section identifies a range... more...

  • Rache und Triumphby Loretana de Libero

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Images of the enemy continue to play a significant role in the commemorative activities of many nations, and have often been cast in permanently offensive form in war memorials. For the first time, Loretana de Libero examines these ?ardent passions? and their artistic expression in the memorial landscapes of Germany and its wartime enemies... more...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information... more...

  • Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstructionby John Pendlebury; Erdem Erten; Larkham J Peter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and... more...