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  • Ghent Planning Congress 1913by William Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    The Ghent congress on town planning was the first genuinely international conference to address all aspects of civic life and design. Attended by representatives of 22 governments and 150 cities, as well as by hundreds of architects, planners, politicians, and scientists, it marked the culmination of a series of events which helped to form the world... more...

  • Street Art, Public Cityby Alison Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called a new art movement, its practitioners engage... more...

  • The Skycourt and Skygardenby Jason Pomeroy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society?s day-to-day interactions and... more...

  • Das Burgenbuchby Michael Losse

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 26.14

    Viele Türme, Zugbrücken, Verliese und tiefe Brunnen ? Burgen sind vielfältiger als die gängigen Klischees ahnen lassen. Vor allem vom 11. bis 15. Jahrhundert errichteten die Adligen im Heiligen Römischen Reich beeindruckende Wehrbauten als Residenzen, Zoll- oder Belagerungsburgen, als Frontturm-, Schildmauer- oder Kastellburgen. Nicht nur auf Bergen,... more...

  • Re-imaging the Cityby Somaiyeh Falahat

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.99

    Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called ?Islamic cities?. She bases her argument on the fact that the city and consequently its form and structure, similar to other human products, have deep roots in the thought-structure of the people. Thus, to know such places... more...

  • Das Fachwerkhaus in Deutschland, Frankreich und Englandby Wilhelm Fiedler

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 34.86

    Die Fachwerkbauweise war vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit die gängigste Bauweise in Mitteleuropa. Wilhelm Fiedler hat sein Buch ?als eine Art Leitfaden für die Architekten geschrieben, der auf kürzestem Wege durch das umfangreiche Gebiet der Holzbaukunst führen und dabei das Wesentliche hervorheben, das minder Wichtige zurückdrängen soll?.... more...

  • The City As A Tangled Bankby Terry Farrell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.50

    Here Sir Terry Farrell, who has built an international career as an architect-planner, encourages other planners and architects to follow the biologists?look at, learn from, and, indeed, admire the nature of the forces that drive the change, and then with humility and respect work with them to nudge, anticipate and prepare for where it takes us. Searching... more...

  • Gebaute Entfestigungby Cornelia Jöchner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    How does a city become an open city after a long history of being walled? Turin is notable in this regard for two important architectural ensembles: the Superga Basilica and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Defortification means destruction as well as the creation of new spaces. The architectural features at the edges of Turin give evidence to... more...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information... more...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2015; 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 squares are compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built... more...