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1st Edition

Emerging Concepts in Urban Space Design

ISBN 9780419161509
Published December 15, 1995 by Taylor & Francis
392 Pages

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Book Description

This important work, now available in paperback, from Professor Geoffrey Broadbent, provides a clear analysis of the nature of many of today's design problems, identifying their causes in history and suggesting a basis for co-ordinated solutions. The author discusses `picturesque' and `formal' tendencies in modern architecture, relating them to parallels between philosophic thought and design theory through the ages. Using a wealth of international examples from around the world including America, UK, Italy, Germany and France and with over 250 photographs and illustrations, Emerging Concepts in Space Design offers a fascinating insight into the history and likely future directions of urban design.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Historical perspectives. Urban space design in history. Paradigms. Twentieth century city. Part 2: Philosophies and theories. Philosophical bases. Philosophies into practice. Later planning theories and practices. Urban realities. Part 3: Theories into practice. Neo-rationalists. Neo-empiricists. The competitions. treatment of urban space. Part 4: Applications. General urban texture and monuments. The future of the city. References. Indexes.

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On first edition... 'Geoffrey Broadbent ranks with Charles Jencks as the formost classifier of contemporary architectural isms collected from around the globe... a chronological encyclopedia of urban design.' - Building