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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

  • Access for Allby Wolfgang Christ

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 62.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Anatomy of a 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

    Bringing together leading international practitioners and theorists in the field, ranging from the 1960s pioneers of participation to some of the major contemporary figures in the field, Architecture and Participation opens up the social and political aspects of our built environment, and the way that the eventual users may shape it. Divided into... 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...