Intimate Metropolis

Urban Subjects in the Modern City
Author: Vittoria Di Palma,Diana Periton,Marina Lathouri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134120435
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
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Intimate Metropolis explores connections between the modern city, its architecture, and its citizens, by questioning traditional conceptualizations of public and private. Rather than focusing purely on public spaces—such as streets, cafés, gardens, or department stores—or on the domestic sphere, the book investigates those spaces and practices that engage both the urban and the domestic, the public and the private. The legal, political and administrative frameworks of urban life are seen as constituting private individuals’ sense of self, in a wide range of European and world cities from Amsterdam and Barcelona to London and Chicago. Providing authoritative new perspectives on individual citizenship as it relates to both public and private space, in-depth case studies of major European, American and other world cities and written by an international set of contributors, this volume is key reading for all students of architecture.

The Urban Condition

Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis
Author: N.A
Publisher: 010 Publishers
ISBN: 9789064503559
Category: Cities and towns
Page: 447
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What does the Western city at the end of the twentieth century look like? How did the modern metropolis of congestion and density turn into a posturban or even postsuburban cityscape? What are edge cities and technoburbs? How has the social composition of cities changed in the postwar era? What do gated communities tell us about social fragmentation? Is public space in the contemporary city being privatized and militarized? How can the urban self still be defined? What role does consumer aestheticism have to play in this? These and many more questions are addressed by this uniquely conceived multidisciplinary study. The Urban Condition seeks to interfere in current debates over the future and interpretation of our urban landscapes by reuniting studies of the city as a physical and material phenomenon and as a cultural and mental (arte)fact. The Ghent Urban Studies Team responsible for the writing and editing of this volume is directed by Kristiaan Versluys and Dirk De Meyer at the University of Ghent, Belgium. It is an interdisciplinary research team of young academics that further consists of Kristiaan Borret, Bart Eeckhout, Steven Jacobs, and Bart Keunen. The collective expertise of GUST ranges from architectural theory, urban planning, and art history to philosophy, literary criticism and cultural theory.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design


Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472539044
Category: Design
Page: 672
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges

Proceedings of the EAAE ARCC 10th International Conference (EAAE ARCC 2016), 15-18 June 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
Author: Manuel Jorge Rodrigues Couceiro da Costa,Filipa Roseta,Joana Pestana Lages,Susana Couceiro da Costa
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351849573
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1296
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The escalating interdependecy of nations drives global geopolitics to shift ever more quickly. Societies seem unable to control any change that affects their cities, whether positively or negatively. Challenges are global, but solutions need to be implemented locally. How can architectural research contribute to the future of our changing society? How has it contributed in the past? The theme of the 10th EAAE/ARCC International Conference, “Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges”, was set to address these questions. This book, Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges, includes reviewed papers presented in June 2016, at the 10th EAAE/ARCC International Conference, which was held at the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. The papers have been further divided into the following five sub-themes: a Changing Society; In Transit – Global Migration; Renaturalization of the City; Emerging Fields of Architectural Practice; and Research on Architectural Education. The EAAE/ARCC International Conference, held under the aegis of the EAAE and of the ARCC, is a conference organized every other year, in collaboration with one of the member schools/ universities of those associations, alternatively in North America or in Europe.

AA Files

Annals of the Architectural Association School of Architecture
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
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Berlin 1900-2000


Author: Thorsten Scheer,Josef Paul Kleihues,Paul Kahlfeldt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783875840186
Category: Architecture
Page: 430
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Das Bild der Stadt


Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602166
Category: Architecture
Page: 215
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Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Designing Utopia

John Ruskin's urban vision for Britain and America
Author: Michael H. Lang
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781551641300
Category: Architecture
Page: 215
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The influence of John Ruskin's vision of the "Garden City"--small, beautiful communities set in green open spaces.

Hypothetically public


Author: Jenny Barrett,Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 56
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British Journal of Photography


Author: William Crookes,T. A. Malone,George Shadbolt,J. Traill Taylor,William Blanchard Bolton,Thomas Bedding
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: N.A
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Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism

Topics Volume
Author: Kathy D. Darrow,Russel Whitaker
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787698478
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 465
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Presents literary criticism on the works of nineteenth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, broadsheets, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Celluloid skyline

New York and the movies
Author: James Sanders
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 496
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A richly illustrated study of New York City explores how movies have shaped, influenced, mythologized, and invented the city in such films as 42nd Street, Rear Window, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, and Ghostbusters and reveals how the real-life New York City has been transformed by Hollywood. 20,000 first printing.