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Syntax of Cities

1st Edition

By Peter F. Smith


274 pages

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This book was first published in 1977.

Table of Contents

Part One: A Psychological Scenario

1. Strategy and apologia

2. Environment as medium

3. The passive environment?

4. Monotony in reverse

5. Mind before environment

6. The attitudinal model

7. Left, right and centre

8. Images in still waters

9. Emotional needs and remedies

10. Viva vulgarity! and other limbic values

11. Line and shape

12. Colour and texture

Part Two: Towards a Concept of Value

13. The aesthetic matrix

14. Values in the aesthetic equation

15. Aesthetics and emotion

16. The aesthetics of symbolism

17. Idealized distance

18. Inductive space

19. The gate and the arch

20. The maze factor and urban accents

21. Socially intensive urban space

22. Epitome urbanism

Part Three: From Theory to Practice

23. The city and optimal mutation

24. Images and fantasies

25. The architect and the city

26. Recent endeavours

27. Interstitial architecture

28. Interstitial tactics

29. Urban contrasts

30. Encore to aesthetics

31. Towards the 'care and culture of man'

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography