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  • Architecture and Spectacle: A Critique

    1st Edition

    By Gevork Hartoonian

    Focusing on six leading contemporary architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, this book puts forward a unique and insightful analysis of "neo-avant-garde" architecture. It discusses the spectacle and excess which permeates contemporary…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge

  • The Blitz and its Legacy

    Wartime Destruction to Post-War Reconstruction, 1st Edition

    By Peter J. Larkham

    Edited by Mark Clapson

    Triggered in part by contemporary experiences in the Balkans, the Middle East and elsewhere, there has been a rise in interest in the blitz and the subsequent reconstruction of cities, especially as many of the buildings and areas rebuilt after the Second World War are now facing demolition and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge

  • Towards Healthy Cities

    Comparing Conditions for Change, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Otgaar, Jeroen Klijs, Leo Van Den Berg

    This book explores the conditions needed to make public and private investments in healthy cities most effective. The authors argue that three conditions are essential for such investments: citizen empowerment, corporate responsibility and a coordinated improvement of urban health conditions. Using…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Cities, Nature and Development

    The Politics and Production of Urban Vulnerabilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Dooling, Gregory Simon

    Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this book illustrates how and why cities are comprised by a mosaic of vulnerable human and ecological communities. Case studies ranging across various international settings reveal how 'urban vulnerabilities' is an effective metaphor and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Demystifying Doha

    On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City, 1st Edition

    By Ashraf M. Salama, Florian Wiedmann

    Over the past decade or so, the wealth produced by Qatar's oil and gas exports has generated a construction development boom in its capital city of Doha and the surrounding vicinity. Since the late 1990s, the number of inhabitants has grown from less than 400,000 to more than 1.7 million today. In…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Utopian Adventure: The Corviale Void

    1st Edition

    By Victoria Watson

    This book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing development in the Southwestern sector of Rome. Corviale is a bizarre object, single-minded…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Cultures of Glass Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Hisham Elkadi

    When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of meaningful place-making, thereby creating a cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Building Transatlantic Italy

    Architectural Dialogues with Postwar America, 1st Edition

    By Paolo Scrivano

    At the end of the Second World War, America’s newly acquired status of hegemonic power- together with the launch of ambitious international programs such as the Marshall Plan- significantly altered existing transatlantic relations. In this context, Italian and American architectural cultures…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs

    Reassessing the Impacts of an Urban Visionary, 1st Edition

    By Dirk Schubert

    Jane Jacobs's famous book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) has challenged the discipline of urban planning and led to a paradigm shift. Controversial in the 1960s, most of her ideas became generally accepted within a decade or so after publication, not only in North America but…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Chinese Urban Design

    The Typomorphological Approach, 1st Edition

    By Fei Chen, Kevin Thwaites

    The traditional Chinese city is undergoing an identity crisis. With the rapid development taking place, there is growing conflict between this new building and the existing urban heritage. An appropriate approach, both in design and in legislation, is urgently needed to deal with this problem.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Cities and Fascination

    Beyond the Surplus of Meaning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wolf-Dietrich Sahr, Heiko Schmid, John Urry

    Bringing together leading urban scholars, this book discusses the linkages between the economic, social and psychological factors of the urban environment. It focuses on the growth of private urbanity that has led to a 'spectactularization' of the city, the most extreme component of attention being…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • Wellbeing and Place

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sara Fuller, Sarah Atkinson, Joe Painter

    The last twenty years have witnessed an important movement in the aspirations of public policy beyond meeting merely material goals towards a range of outcomes captured through the use of the term 'wellbeing'. Nonetheless, the concept of wellbeing is itself ill-defined, a term used in multiple…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

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