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Concise Townscape

Concise Townscape Author Gordon Cullen
ISBN-10 9781136020896
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 200
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This book pioneered the concept of townscape. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment. It has been a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned with what cities should look like.



Concise Townscape

Concise Townscape Author Gordon Cullen
ISBN-10 9781136020902
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 200
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This book pioneered the concept of townscape. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment. It has been a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned with what cities should look like.



The Concise Townscape

The Concise Townscape Author Gordon Cullen
ISBN-10 9780750620185
Release 1961-01
Pages 199
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"Townscape" is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and spaces that make up the urban environment. Its concepts were first developed by Gordon Cullen in "The Architectural Review" and were later embodied in the book "Township" (1961) which established itself as a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned with what cities should look like. This reissue of the influential work, with observations on the English urban landscape, fully backed with over 200 photos and illustrations.



Townscape

Townscape Author Gordon Cullen
ISBN-10 OCLC:249729209
Release 1965
Pages
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Townscape has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Townscape also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Townscape book for free.



Gordon Cullen

Gordon Cullen Author David Gosling
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037700658
Release 1996
Pages 256
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Over 300 works from one of Britian's key activists in post-war urban design.



Fundamentals of urban design

Fundamentals of urban design Author Richard Hedman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047472835
Release 1984
Pages 146
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This book explains the fundamental tools for achieving a more cohesive and satisfying environment. Using more than 100 photographs and drawings, Hedman illustrates the basic components of urban design. A great book for teaching planning students about urban design and a helpful tool for introducing citizens to the importance of good design. The book is essential reading for planners, city managers, and other public administrators who need to understand design principles to defend their commuinities against well-intentioned-even attractive-but nevertheless damaging projects.



The Image of the City

The Image of the City Author Kevin Lynch
ISBN-10 0262620014
Release 1960-01
Pages 194
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The classic work on the evaluation of city form.



The Urban Design Reader

The Urban Design Reader Author Michael Larice
ISBN-10 9781136205651
Release 2013-05-07
Pages 660
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The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field, but also introduces new topics and selections that address the myriad challenges facing designers today. The six part structure of the second edition guides the reader through the history, theory and practice of urban design. The reader is initially introduced to those classic writings that provide the historical precedents for city-making into the twentieth century. Part Two introduces the voices and ideas that were instrumental in establishing the foundations of the urban design field from the late 1950s up to the mid-1990s. These authors present a critical reading of the design professions and offer an alternative urban design agenda focused on vital and lively places. The authors in Part Three provide a range of urban design rationales and strategies for reinforcing local physical identity and the creation of memorable places. These selections are largely describing the outcomes of mid-century urban design and voicing concerns over the placeless quality of contemporary urbanism. The fourth part of the Reader explores key issues in urban design and development. Ideas about sprawl, density, community health, public space and everyday life are the primary focus here. Several new selections in this part of the book also highlight important international development trends in the Middle East and China. Part Five presents environmental challenges faced by the built environment professions today, including recent material on landscape urbanism, sustainability, and urban resiliency. The final part examines professional practice and current debates in the field: where urban designers work, what they do, their roles, their fields of knowledge and their educational development. The section concludes with several position pieces and debates on the future of urban design practice. This book provides an essential resource for students and practitioners of urban design, drawing together important but widely dispersed writings. Part and section introductions are provided to assist readers in understanding the context of the material, summary messages, impacts of the writing, and how they fit into the larger picture of the urban design field.



Cut and Paste Urban Landscape

Cut and Paste Urban Landscape Author Mira Engler
ISBN-10 9781317535591
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 272
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During the post-war era, the emerging consumer economy radically changed both the discourse and practice of architecture. It was a time where architecture became a mainstream commodity whose products sold through mass media; a time in which Thomas Gordon Cullen came to be one of Britain’s best-known twentieth-century architectural draftsmen. Despite Cullen’s wide acclaim, there has been little research into his life and work; particularly his printed images and his methods of operation. This book examines Cullen’s drawings and book design and also looks into his process of image making to help explain his considerable popularity and influence which continues to this day. It presents the lessons Cullen had to offer in today’s design culture and practice and looks into the post-war consumerist design strategies that are still used today.



Introducing Architectural Theory

Introducing Architectural Theory Author Korydon Smith
ISBN-10 9781136190292
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 448
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This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting key ideas and asking you a set of reflective questions so that you can hone your own theory, which is essential to both your success in the studio and your adaptability in the profession. These primary source texts, which are central to your understanding of the discipline, were written by such architects as Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi, and Adrian Forty. The appendices also have guides to aid your reading comprehension; to help you write descriptively, analytically, and disputationally; and to show you citation styles and how to do library-based research. More than any other architectural theory book about the great thinkers, Introducing Architectural Theory teaches you to think as well.



Conservation of Historic Buildings

Conservation of Historic Buildings Author Bernard Feilden
ISBN-10 9781136415296
Release 2007-06-07
Pages 408
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Since its publication in 1982 Sir Bernard Feilden's Conservation of Historic Buildings has become the standard text for architects and others involved in the conservation of historic structures. Leading practitioners around the world have praised the book as being the most significant single volume on the subject to be published. This third edition revises and updates a classic book, including completely new sections on conservation of Modern Movement buildings and non-destructive investigation. The result of the lifetime's experience of one of the world's leading architectural conservators, the book comprehensively surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the basic information needed by architects, engineers and surveyors for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world. This edition is organized into three complementary parts: in the first the structure of buildings is dealt with in detail; the second focuses attention on the causes of decay and the materials they affect; and the third considers the practical role of the architect involved in conservation and rehabilitation. As well as being essential reading for architects and others concerned with conservation, many lay people with various kinds of responsibility for historic buildings will find this clearly written, jargon-free work a fruitful source of guidance and information.



British townscapes

British townscapes Author Ewart Johns
ISBN-10 UOM:39015006763398
Release 1965
Pages 202
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British townscapes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from British townscapes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full British townscapes book for free.



lamos Sonora

  lamos  Sonora Author John Messina
ISBN-10 0816526516
Release 2008
Pages 165
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The town of çlamos in the state of Sonora, Mexico, a one-day drive from the Arizona border, is one of the most intact colonial-era cities in northern Mexico. çlamos has been declared a National Historic Monument by the Mexican government and is one of only fourteen towns to be designated as Pueblos M‡gicos. Founded by Spaniards who discovered silver deposits nearby, çlamos was a prosperous city from its inception. It is situated in a Òdry tropicalÓ valley where both desert flora and tropical plants intermingle. The propitious combination of wealth, climate, and New World Hispanic town planning principles led to the development of a remarkable architecture and city plan. Until now, there has never been a book about the architecture and urban form of çlamos. In this much-needed work, John Messina, who teaches architecture and is a practicing architect, provides a well-informed history and interpretive description of the town. He also examines building materials and construction techniques, as well as issues of building preservation and restoration. At the same time, the author considers what other cities might learn from çlamos. Particularly for cities in the American Southwest that are struggling to reduce sprawl and increase density without compromising their quality of life, çlamos offers a range of possible solutions. Thoroughly illustrated and designed for lay readers and professionals alike, this engaging book captures the essence and the uniqueness of çlamos while asking what lessons can be drawn by architects and planners who are attempting to reshape our own cities and towns into more livable, viable, and peoplefriendly environments.



Urban Design Street and Square

Urban Design  Street and Square Author Cliff Moughtin
ISBN-10 9781136350337
Release 2007-06-07
Pages 320
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This book, part of a series of four, offers a detailed analysis of urban design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities. It outlines the theory of the principal features of urban design from which method is developed and provides a better understanding of the main elements of urban design. This includes the arrangement, design and details of the streets and squares, and the roles they play in city planning. This third edition includes chapters on "Sustainable Urban Design" and "Visual Analysis", introducing the latest theories and influences in the field and bringing greater practical significance to the book. Cliff Moughtin explores the street and square in terms of function, structure and symbolism and examines fine examples in their historical context. These are set against the background of the laws of urban design composition, culled from Renaissance and modern writers.



Urban Form in the Arab World

Urban Form in the Arab World Author Stefano Bianca
ISBN-10 3728119725
Release 2000
Pages 347
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Urban Form in the Arab World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Urban Form in the Arab World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Urban Form in the Arab World book for free.



Public Places Urban Spaces

Public Places   Urban Spaces Author Matthew Carmona
ISBN-10 9781136020490
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 320
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Public Places - Urban Spaces is a holistic guide to the many complex and interacting dimensions of urban design. The discussion moves systematically through ideas, theories, research and the practice of urban design from an unrivalled range of sources. It aids the reader by gradually building the concepts one upon the other towards a total view of the subject. The author team explain the catalysts of change and renewal, and explore the global and local contexts and processes within which urban design operates. The book presents six key dimensions of urban design theory and practice - the social, visual, functional, temporal, morphological and perceptual - allowing it to be dipped into for specific information, or read from cover to cover. This is a clear and accessible text that provides a comprehensive discussion of this complex subject.



Sustainable Urbanism

Sustainable Urbanism Author Douglas Farr
ISBN-10 9781118174517
Release 2012-01-09
Pages 304
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Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "sustainable urbanism"--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings. Providing a historic perspective on the standards and regulations that got us to where we are today in terms of urban lifestyle and attempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful case for sustainable urbanism, showing where we went wrong, and where we need to go. He then explains how to implement sustainable urbanism through leadership and communication in cities, communities, and neighborhoods. Essays written by Farr and others delve into such issues as: Increasing sustainability through density. Integrating transportation and land use. Creating sustainable neighborhoods, including housing, car-free areas, locally-owned stores, walkable neighborhoods, and universal accessibility. The health and environmental benefits of linking humans to nature, including walk-to open spaces, neighborhood stormwater systems and waste treatment, and food production. High performance buildings and district energy systems. Enriching the argument are in-depth case studies in sustainable urbanism, from BedZED in London, England and Newington in Sydney, Australia, to New Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California and Dongtan, Shanghai, China. An epilogue looks to the future of sustainable urbanism over the next 200 years. At once solidly researched and passionately argued, Sustainable Urbanism is the ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, and architects who are eager to make a positive impact on our--and our descendants'--buildings, cities, and lives.