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"Representing the City"

♥ Book Title : Representing the City
♣ Name Author : Anthony D. King
∞ Launching : 1996-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0814746799
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780814746790
⊕ Number Pages : Total 282 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Representations of the city have typically focused on urban dichotomies such as renewal or decline, poverty or prosperity, and politics or culture. These simplistic portrayals leave many fundamental questions unanswered. What constitutes a city? What images and discourses are used to construct it? What makes city dwellers succeed or fail? Discussing recent visual, architectural and spatial transformations in New York and other major world cities in relation to the themes of ethnicity, capital, and culture, Re- Presenting the City moves between interpretative representations of the newly emerging metropolis and the theoretical and methodological questions raised by the task of representation itself. Contributors from an wide range of backgrounds--urban planning, philosophy, sociology, folklore studies, cultural studies and architecture--reflect on the construction of both the real and the unreal city, the images, metaphors and discourses through which the contemporary city is represented, and the texts which both mediate our experience of, as well as contribute to producing, the city of the future."Article| Anthony D. King| Statement ..."

"The City"

♥ Book Title : The City
♣ Name Author : Alan S. Berger
∞ Launching : 1978
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0697075559
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780697075550
⊕ Number Pages : Total 511 sheet
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"The Image of the City"

♥ Book Title : The Image of the City
♣ Name Author : Kevin Lynch
∞ Launching : 1960
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0262620014
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780262620017
⊕ Number Pages : Total 194 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The classic work on the evaluation of city form. What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--imageability--and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book."Article| Kevin Lynch| Statement ..."

"The City in the Islamic World, Volume 94/1 & 94/2"

♥ Book Title : The City in the Islamic World, Volume 94/1 & 94/2
♣ Name Author : Salma K. Jayyusi
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789004162402
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9004162402
⊕ Number Pages : Total 1494 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The purpose of this book, is to draw attention to the sites of life, politics and culture where current and past generations of the Islamic world have made their mark. Unlike many previous volumes dealing with the city in the Islamic world, this one has been specially expanded not only to include snapshots of historical fabric but also to deal with the transformation of this fabric into modern and contemporary urban entities."Article| Salma K. Jayyusi| Statement ..."

"City"

♥ Book Title : City
♣ Name Author : David Macaulay
∞ Launching : 1974
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0395349222
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780395349229
⊕ Number Pages : Total 112 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them."Article| David Macaulay| Statement ..."

"The Country and the City"

♥ Book Title : The Country and the City
♣ Name Author : Raymond Williams
∞ Launching : 1975
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0195198107
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780195198102
⊕ Number Pages : Total 335 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "As a brilliant survey of English literature in terms of changing attitudes towards country and city, Williams' highly-acclaimed study reveals the shifting images and associations between these two traditional poles of life throughout the major developmental periods of English culture."Article| Raymond Williams| Statement ..."

"Remaking the City"

♥ Book Title : Remaking the City
♣ Name Author : John Pipkin
∞ Launching : 1983-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 087395677X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780873956772
⊕ Number Pages : Total 409 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book pulls together a variety of perspectives on urban form and urban design. It contains invited contributions by well-known architects, economists, geographers, sociologists, and planners, fostering a much-needed dialogue between practitioners and theorists of urban planning. The contributions provide inclusive reviews of the state-of-the-art in various fields, as well as develop original and sometimes controversial new ideas. As a whole, they cut across some of the key conceptual lines of demarcation in urban research: The distinct concerns of architects, planners, social scientists and practitioners are probed; cognitive and semiotic perspectives on urban form are contrasted; and the merits of individualistic versus structural explanation are discussed."Article| John Pipkin| Statement ..."

"The City"

♥ Book Title : The City
♣ Name Author : Kevin Archer
∞ Launching : 2013
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780415670807
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0415670802
⊕ Number Pages : Total 219 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The City: The Basics provides a brief yet compelling overview of the study of cities and city life. The book draws on a range of perspectives – economic, political, cultural, and environmental aspects are all considered – to provide a broad comparison of the evolution of cities in the rich Global North and the poorer Global South. Topics covered in the book include: a brief history of cities from ancient times to the post-modern present the differences between "global cities" in the North and "megacities" in the South the environmental impact of urban life and the idea of sustainable cities urban planning, urban politics and urban poverty. Featuring suggestions for further reading, recommended websites and a number of maps and illustrations, this is the ideal starting point for those interested in any aspect of cities or urban studies."Article| Kevin Archer| Statement ..."

"The Russian City Between Tradition and Modernity, 1850-1900"

♥ Book Title : The Russian City Between Tradition and Modernity, 1850-1900
♣ Name Author : Daniel R. Brower
∞ Launching : 1990-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0520067649
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780520067646
⊕ Number Pages : Total 253 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Russian City Between Tradition and Modernity provides a comprehensive history of urban development in European Russia during the last half of the nineteenth century. Using both statistical perspectives on urbanization and cultural representations of the city, Brower constructs a synthetic view of the remaking of urban Russia. He argues that the reformed municipalities succeeded in creating an embryonic civil society among the urban elite but failed to fashion a unified, orderly city. By the end of the century, the cities confronted social disorder of a magnitude that resembled latent civil war. Drawing on a wide range of archival and published sources, including census materials and reports from municipal leaders and tsarist officials, Brower offers a new approach to the social history of Russia. The author emphasizes the impact of the massive influx of migrants on the country's urban centers, whose presence dominated the social landscape of the city. He outlines the array of practices by which the migrant laborers adapted to urban living and stresses the cultural barriers that isolated them from the well-to-do urban population. Brower suggests that future scholarship should pay particular attention to the duality between the sweeping visions of social progress of the elite and the unique practices of the urban workforce. This contradiction, he argues, offers a key explanation for the social instability of imperial Russia in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. The Russian City Between Tradition and Modernity provides a comprehensive history of urban development in European Russia during the last half of the nineteenth century. Using both statistical perspectives on urbanization and cultural representations of the city, Brower constructs a synthetic view of the remaking of urban Russia. He argues that the reformed municipalities succeeded in creating an embryonic civil society among the urban elite but failed to fashion a unified, orderly city. By the end of the century, the cities confronted social disorder of a magnitude that resembled latent civil war. Drawing on a wide range of archival and published sources, including census materials and reports from municipal leaders and tsarist officials, Brower offers a new approach to the social history of Russia. The author emphasizes the impact of the massive influx of migrants on the country's urban centers, whose presence dominated the social landscape of the city. He outlines the array of practices by which the migrant laborers adapted to urban living and stresses the cultural barriers that isolated them from the well-to-do urban population. Brower suggests that future scholarship should pay particular attention to the duality between the sweeping visions of social progress of the elite and the unique practices of the urban workforce. This contradiction, he argues, offers a key explanation for the social instability of imperial Russia in the closing decades of the nineteenth century."Article| Daniel R. Brower| Statement ..."

"Good City Form"

♥ Book Title : Good City Form
♣ Name Author : Kevin Lynch
∞ Launching : 1984
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0262620464
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780262620468
⊕ Number Pages : Total 514 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "With the publication of The Image of the City in 1959, Kevin Lynch embarked upon theprocess of exploring city form. Good City Form is both a summation and an extension of his vision, ahigh point from which he views cities past and possible.First published in hardcover under the titleA Theory of Good City Form"Article| Kevin Lynch| Statement ..."

"A City of One's Own"

♥ Book Title : A City of One's Own
♣ Name Author : Sophie Body-Gendrot
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0754675025
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780754675020
⊕ Number Pages : Total 220 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "It is often overlooked that the initiatives of private individuals and bodies have always been a major feature of urban governance in English and American cities, before, during and after the heyday of 20th-century Welfare States. This book highlights the citizens' continuous participation in a wide range of urban affairs, especially outside institutional frameworks."Article| Sophie Body-Gendrot| Statement ..."

"City Sense and City Design"

♥ Book Title : City Sense and City Design
♣ Name Author : Kevin Lynch
∞ Launching : 1995
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0262620952
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780262620956
⊕ Number Pages : Total 853 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A collection completing the record of one of the foremost environmental design theorists of our time."Article| Kevin Lynch| Statement ..."