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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • Architektur im Filmby Christiane Keim; Barbara Schrödl

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 35.00

    Since the early 20th century, film has been used to document architecture, to convey knowledge of architectural history, and to gain new insights. But what does one expect of the visual medium? What can and should cinematic images achieve? What interactions may be observed between historic architecture theory construction and the interest in film?... more...

  • DIE MAUERby Eduard Heinrich Führ

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 31.00

    Nichts symbolisiert die deutsche Nachkriegsgeschichte und die Teilung des Landes so wie die Berliner Mauer. Eduard Heinrich Führ schildert die Geschichte und die Nachgeschichte der Grenze zwischen den beiden deutschen Staaten. Er analysiert die baulichen Anlagen im Rahmen einer material culture, stellt sie in den Kontext der zusätzlichen militärischen... more...

  • Curating Sydneyby Jill Bennett; Saskia Beudel

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators?In Curating Sydney artists, architects, writers, designers and curators come together to reimagine the city. In a series of cutting-edge art and design projects they envisage a future where public art plays a vital role in the life of the city - from... more...

  • Dubaiby Peter Neitzke; Elisabeth Blum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 39.49

    Aufstieg, Boom und Krise einer neuen Stadt der globalisierten Ökonomie: Dubai ? Stadt aus dem Nichts gibt einen aktuellen Zwischenbericht anhand von aufschlußreichen Essays, etwa zur Situation der Gastarbeiter in Dubai, und Interviews mit in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten tätigen Architekten und Kulturschaffenden. more...

  • FavelaMetropolisby Peter Neitzke; Elisabeth Blum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Von Rio und São Paulo lernen: vom produktiven Umgang mit sozialen, sozialräumlichen, ökonomischen und politischen Widersprüchen. Mittels Interviews, Lageberichten, Planmaterial und Fotos der vor Ort recherchierten Projekte dokumentiert und kommentiert dieser Band eine andere Praxis von Stadt und stadtgesellschaftlicher Bewegung. more...

  • The Pedestrian and the Cityby Carmen Hass-Klau

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of pedestrianization in town centers, the attempts to create independent... more...

  • Platzatlasby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2014; 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.Platzatlas 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 plan, ground... more...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2014; 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 plan, ground... more...

  • Mellon Squareby Susan Rademacher; Charles Birnbaum

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The second volume in our Modern Landscapes series examines the evolution of Pittsburgh's first modern garden plaza. Completed in 1955 from a design by the acclaimed landscape design firm Simonds & Simonds and architects Mitchell & Ritchey, Mellon Square functioned as an urban oasis that provided downtown office workers a much-needed respite from the... more...

  • Bloom and Bustby Gwyneth Cliver; Carrie Smith-Prei

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    More than two decades of deconstruction, renovation, and reconstruction have left the urban environments in the former German Democratic Republic completely transformed. This volume considers the changing urban landscapes in the former East - and how the filling of previous absences and the absence of previous presence - creates the cultural landscape... more...