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Concise Townscape

1st Edition

By Gordon Cullen


200 pages

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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.


'A welcome reissue of this influential work, with acute observations on the English urban landscape, fully backed up with photographs and the author's characteristic drawings.'
Soc. of Architectual & Industrial Illustrators News

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Introduction to 1971 Edition; Casebook: Serial vision; Place; Content; The functional tradition; General Studies: Squares for all tastes; Cross as focal point; Closure; Line of life; Legs and wheels; Hazards; The floor; Prairie planning; Rule of thumb; Street lighting; Outdoor publicity; The wall; The English climate; Casebook precedents; Trees incorporated; Change of level; Here and there; Immediacy; Endpiece; Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching