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  • Concurrent Urbanitiesby Miodrag Mitrasinovic

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Design has been employed as an agent of social and political change, and a catalyst for spatial and urban transformations in cities across the world. Concurrent Urbanities argues for the centrality of designing in the conceptualization and production of inclusive and participatory urban space, by bringing together civic and urban activists, urbanists,... more...

  • Re-Framing Urban Spaceby Im Sik Cho; Chye-Kiang Heng; Zdravko Trivic

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Re-framing Urban Space: Urban Design for Emerging Hybrid and High-Density Conditions rethinks the role and meaning of urban spaces through current trends and challenges in urban development. In emerging dense, hybrid, complex and dynamic urban conditions, public urban space is not only a precious and contested commodity, but also one of the key... more...

  • City Designby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional organization of cities as streets and public places,... more...

  • Sensing the Cityby Anja Schwanhäußer

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 31.66

    The city is more than demography and architecture, it is a state of mind. Various groups, scenes and subcultures, widely known as "man in the street", shape and are shaped by urban space and its history according to imaginations, nightmares and dreams. Urban anthropologists get immersed in this closely knit fabric of urban culture and conduct field... more...

  • Global Perspectives on Critical Architectureby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even skilled-labour, have reduced architecture to a commodified object, its aesthetic qualities tapping into the current pervasive desire for the... more...

  • Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern Chinaby Nicholas Jewell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    China?s rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its increasingly globalized urban centres. Despite the sizeable body of literature that has accompanied China?s modernization, the essence and trajectory of its... more...

  • The City Crown by Bruno Tautby Matthew Mindrup; Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut?s early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city of ?apolitical socialism? and peaceful collaboration... more...

  • Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing their Architecture and Political Philosophyby Tessa Morrison

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Bringing together ten utopian works that mark important points in the history and an evolution in social and political philosophies, this book not only reflects on the texts and their political philosophy and implications, but also, their architecture and how that architecture informs the political philosophy or social agenda that the author intended.... more...

  • Transcultural Architectureby Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Critical Regionalism is a notion which gained popularity in architectural debate as a synthesis of universal, 'modern' elements and individualistic elements derived from local cultures. This book shifts the focus from Critical Regionalism towards a broader concept of 'Transcultural Architecture' and defines Critical Regionalism as a subgroup of the... more...

  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Ulduz Maschaykh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Illustrated by a range of case studies of affordable housing options in Canada, this book examines the liveability and affordability of twenty-first-century residential architecture. Focussing on the architects? and communities? commitment to these housing programmes, as well as that of the private building sector, it stresses the importance of the... more...