The relationship between public and private spheres is one of the key concerns of the modern society. This book investigates this relationship, especially as manifested in the urban space with its social and psychological significance. Through theoretical and historical examination, it explores how and why the space of human socities is subdivided into public and private sections. It starts with the private, interior space of the mind and moves step by step, through the body, home, neighborhood and the city, outwards to the most public, impersonal spaces, exploring the nature of each realm and their complex, interdependent realtionships.
A stimulating and thought provoking book for any architect, architectural historian, urban planner or designer.
Table of Contents
1. Personal Space of the Body 2. Exclusive Space of the Property 3. Intimate Space of the Home 4. Interpersonal Space of Sociability 5. Communal Space of the Neighbourhood 6. Material and Institutional Space of the Common World 7. Impersonal Space of the City 8. Public and Private Spaces of the City.
In writing this book Ali Madanipour drew upon his many years of advanced study and teaching in architecture, landscape and planning; and professional practice in architectural and urban design, buildings and urban development projects including winning design awards.