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Urban Landscapes : International Perspectives - P. J. Larkham

Urban Landscapes

International Perspectives

By: P. J. Larkham (Editor), J. W. R. Whitehand (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th November 1992
ISBN: 9780415070744
Number Of Pages: 352

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The urban landscape is a valuable cultural asset. It is a major source of aesthetic stimulus and historical knowledge as well as a principal means of emotional and practical orientation. A great deal of public and private expenditure is concerned directly or indirectly with the creation and maintenance of urban landscapes, and research in the area from historical, geographical, architectural and planning perspectives is flourishing. The need has arisen to integrate this knowledge in order to understand the cyclical processes of adaptation and renewal, the different disciplinary and national approaches possible, and the challenges of managing cities as a cultural asset while accomodating new forms and functions.
"Urban Landscapes" fulfills this need. Taking a multidisciplinary and multinational approach, reflected in its authorship and the urban landscapes discussed, this volume addresses the principal academic and practical issues concerning the past, present and future of the built environment. It describes the historical development of urban landscapes and the roles of those who shape our cities, offering an essential understanding of our present-day environment and arguing for its enlightened management in the future.

Figures
Tables
Contributors
Preface
Introduction
The Urban Landscape: Issues and Perspectivesp. 1
Historical Urban Landscapes
The Early Origins and Morphological Inheritance of European Townsp. 23
Morphological Regions in English Medieval Townsp. 43
Palaces and the Street in Late-Medieval and Renaissance Italyp. 69
Morphological Change in Lower Manhattan, New York, 1893-1920p. 114
The Nature and Management of Urban Landscape Change
Some Architectural Approaches to Urban Formp. 133
The Evolution of Twentieth-Century Residential Forms: An American Case Studyp. 170
The Packaged Landscapes of Post-Suburban Americap. 207
The Changing Suburban Landscape in Post-War Englandp. 227
Recent Change in Two Historical City Centres: An Anglo-Spanish Comparisonp. 266
Conclusion
Urban Landscape Research: Achievements and Prospectusp. 299
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780415070744
ISBN-10: 0415070740
Series: Interface
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 26th November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 15.7  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1