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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 Author Gordon Cullen
ISBN-10 OCLC:180625583
Release 1964
Pages 315
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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.

Graphics for Urban Design

Graphics for Urban Design Author Bally Meeda
ISBN-10 0727733990
Release 2007
Pages 118
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This is a guide to producing high quality illustrations in urban design projects and plans. The authors describe high quality material as being clear, relevant, accessible, honest and attractive. Topics covered include context, participation, analysis, outputs, and good practice.

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.

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.

The City at Eye Level

The City at Eye Level Author Meredith Glaser
ISBN-10 9789059727144
Release 2012
Pages 224
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Although rarely explored in academic literature, most inhabitants and visitors interact with an urban landscape on a day-to-day basis is on the street level. Storefronts, first floor apartments, and sidewalks are the most immediate and common experience of a city. These "plinths" are the ground floors that negotiate between inside and outside, the public and private spheres. The City at Eye Level qualitatively evaluates plinths by exploring specific examples from all over the world. Over twenty-five experts investigate the design, land use, and road and foot traffic in rigorously researched essays, case studies, and interviews. These pieces are supplemented by over two hundred beautiful color images and engage not only with issues in design, but also the concerns of urban communities. The editors have put together a comprehensive guide for anyone concerned with improving or building plinths, including planners, building owners, property and shop managers, designers, and architects.

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.

Shaping the City

Shaping the City Author Rodolphe El-Khoury
ISBN-10 9781317342267
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 376
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Taking on the key issues in urban design, Shaping the City examines the critical ideas that have driven these themes and debates through a study of particular cities at important periods in their development. As well as retaining crucial discussions about cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Brasilia at particular moments in their history that exemplified the problems and themes at hand like the mega-city, the post-colonial city and New Urbanism, in this new edition the editors have introduced new case studies critical to any study of contemporary urbanism – China, Dubai, Tijuana and the wider issues of informal cities in the Global South. The book serves as both a textbook for classes in urban design, planning and theory and is also attractive to the increasing interest in urbanism by scholars in other fields. Shaping the City provides an essential overview of the range and variety of urbanisms and urban issues that are critical to an understanding of contemporary urbanism.

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.

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.

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.

Visual Planning and the Picturesque

Visual Planning and the Picturesque Author Nikolaus Pevsner
ISBN-10 9781606060018
Release 2010
Pages 221
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A previously unpublished work by Nikolaus Pevsner, much of which was published as journal articles in the Architectural Review in the 1940s and 1950s during Pevsner's term as editor.

Augmented Urban Spaces

Augmented Urban Spaces Author Dr Alessandro Aurigi
ISBN-10 9781409487852
Release 2012-11-28
Pages 390
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There have been numerous possible scenarios depicted on the impact of the internet on urban spaces. Considering ubiquitous/pervasive computing, mobile, wireless connectivity and the acceptance of the Internet as a non-extraordinary part of our everyday lives mean that physical urban space is augmented, and digital in itself. This poses new problems as well as opportunities to those who have to deal with it. This book explores the intersection and articulation of physical and digital environments and the ways they can extend and reshape a spirit of place. It considers this from three main perspectives: the implications for the public sphere and urban public or semi-public spaces; the implications for community regeneration and empowerment; and the dilemmas and challenges which the augmentation of space implies for urbanists. Grounded with international real -life case studies, this is an up-to-date, interdisciplinary and holistic overview of the relationships between cities, communities and high technologies.

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.