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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

  • Access for Allby Wolfgang Christ

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 60.00

    Access and accessibility are central themes in architecture and urbanism. Moreover, access is a key concept in many other areas such as knowledge and education, healthcare etc. This book deals with this world of access in architecture, city planning, and neighboring fields. more...

  • Against Architectureby Franco La Cecla

    PM Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the “archistars.? He argues that architecture has lost its way and its true function, as the archistars mold cityscapes... more...

  • The Anatomy of the Villageby Thomas Sharp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Architects Without Frontiersby Esther Charlesworth

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    From the targeted demolition of Mostar?s Stari-Most Bridge in 1993 to the physical and social havoc caused by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the history of cities is often a history of destruction and reconstruction. But what political and aesthetic criteria should guide us in the rebuilding of cities devastated by war and natural calamities? The title... more...

  • Architecture and Authority in Japanby William H. Coaldrake

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Architecture and Justiceby Jonathan Simon; Nicholas Temple; Renée Tobe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of criminology, international law, philosophy and architectural history and theory, this book examines the interrelationships between architecture and justice, highlighting the provocative and curiously ambiguous juncture between the two. Illustrated by a range of disparate and diverse case studies,... more...

  • Architecture and Participationby Peter Blundell Jones; Doina Petrescu; Jeremy Till

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Fully illustrated, international practitioners and theorists present an exploration of the social and political aspects of our built environment and the influence and involvement of the end user in its formation. more...

  • Architecture and the Urban Environmentby Derek Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    This well illustrated text forms a critical appraisal of the place and direction of architecture and urban design in a new world order at the start of the 21st century. The book defines architectural and environmental goals for the New Age by analysing recent contemporary work for its responsiveness to important social and environmental issues and... more...

  • The Architecture of Happinessby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings,... more...

  • Architecturesby Andrew Ballantyne

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment. Brings together international art and architectural historians to consider a range of topics that have influenced the shape, profile, and aesthetics of the built environment. Presents... more...