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  • The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environmentsby Casakin Hernan; Bernardo Fatima

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 29.00

    Readers of this e-book will gain an insight on the role of identity as a basis for the perception, experience, and appreciation of the form of built structures. It explains knowledge in relation to place identity, focusing both on people's identity, and related factors which play a part in this process, and most of all on a science of identity in the... more...

  • The Future of the Cityby K. Al-Kodmany; M. M. Ali

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 374.00

    The book discusses spatial planning and sustainable strategies as well as offers pragmatic architectural and urban design guidelines to better design tall buildings for future cities. more...

  • Here Comes the Sunby Ken Worpole

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 35.00

    Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. While much has been written about architectural modernism, Worpole concentrates less on buildings and more on the planning of the spaces in-between ? the parks, public squares,... more...

  • Public Monumentsby Sergiusz Michalski

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are all too familiar. But the notions underlying them are not so obvious. Sergiusz Michalski traces the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an artistic, political and social pre-occupation, to today when the distinction between public monuments... more...

  • Urban Commonsby Mary Dellenbaugh; Markus Kip; Majken Bieniok; Agnes Katharina Müller; Martin Schwegmann

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.00

    This volume examines various key topics of urban commons theoretically and empirically through a wide spectrum of international case studies providing perspectives from a variety of cities as diverse as Berlin, Hyderabad and Seoul. A wider discussion of commons in current scientific and activist literature from housing, public space, to... more...

  • Barrierefreies Planen und Bauenby DIN e.V.

    Beuth 2012; US$ 136.46

    Mobil ohne Hindernisse: Die hier zusammengetragenen technischen Festlegungen bilden die Basis zum Planen und Bauen barrierefreier Anlagen. Alle Normen tragen dem Grundsatz des § 4 BGG Behindertengleichstellungsgesetzes Rechnung, dass bauliche Anlagen für Menschen mit Behinderungen in der allgemein üblichen Weise, ohne besondere Erschwernis und grundsätzlich... more...

  • Achse und Monumentby Katrin Bek

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2005; US$ 46.28

    Die Platzkonzeptionen der Frühen Neuzeit sind aufgrund ihrer komplexen axialen Bezüglichkeiten beispielhaft dazu geeignet, den sinnlich erfahrbaren, symbolischen Gehalt ihrer räumlichen Anordnungen erkennen und verstehen zu können. Ihre kommunikative, auf Verbindung ausgerichtete Funktion äusserten diese Plätze durch ihre... more...

  • Stadtutopien und Idealstadtkonzepte des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts am Beispiel der Großstadt Parisby Ulrike Schuster

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2003; US$ 47.33

    Nachdem man vor einem Jahrzehnt etwas voreilig das Ende der Utopien ausgerufen hat, erlebt die Beschäftigung mit Stadtutopien derzeit wieder ein Revival. Es hat sich schon bald herausgestellt, dass Architektur ohne Utopie nicht bestehen kann, will sie sich nicht in Banalitäten erschöpfen. Dies gilt vor allem für das komplexe Gebilde der Stadt, das... more...

  • A Companion to Roman Architectureby Roger B. Ulrich; Caroline K. Quenemoen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 200.00

    A Companion to Roman Architecture presents a comprehensive review of the critical issues and approaches that have transformed scholarly understanding in recent decades in one easy-to-reference volume. Offers a cross-disciplinary approach to Roman architecture, spanning technology, history, art, politics, and archaeology Brings together contributions... more...

  • Designing with Modelsby Criss B. Mills

    Wiley 2011; US$ 70.00

    The newly updated guide to design process modelingtechniques Designing with Models, Third Edition is the revised,step-by-step guide to basic and advanced design process modeling.This comprehensive text explains the process from start to finish,and has been expanded to include up-to-date information on digitalmodeling programs and rapid prototyping... more...