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Author: Gordon Cullen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136020902

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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This book pioneered the concept of townscape. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment. It has been a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned with what cities should look like.
2012-09-10 By Gordon Cullen

Author: Gordon Cullen


ISBN: OCLC:780558600


Page: 199

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2010 By Gordon Cullen

Due to the manner of Townscape's abridgement and the context in which it
arrived, the 1971 book had a remarkably different meaning and uptake from
Cullen's 1949 article. The Concise Townscape arrived among a number of books

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606060018

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

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A previously unpublished work by Nikolaus Pevsner, much of which was published as journal articles in the Architectural Review in the 1940s and 1950s during Pevsner's term as editor.

Townscape”. from. The. Concise. Townscape. (1961). Gordon. Cullen. Editors'.
Introduction. Like Kevin Lynch (p. 125) ... In his seminal book Townscape, later
republished as The Concise Townscape, he defined urban design as The Art of ...

Author: Michael Larice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136205668

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field, but also introduces new topics and selections that address the myriad challenges facing designers today. The six part structure of the second edition guides the reader through the history, theory and practice of urban design. The reader is initially introduced to those classic writings that provide the historical precedents for city-making into the twentieth century. Part Two introduces the voices and ideas that were instrumental in establishing the foundations of the urban design field from the late 1950s up to the mid-1990s. These authors present a critical reading of the design professions and offer an alternative urban design agenda focused on vital and lively places. The authors in Part Three provide a range of urban design rationales and strategies for reinforcing local physical identity and the creation of memorable places. These selections are largely describing the outcomes of mid-century urban design and voicing concerns over the placeless quality of contemporary urbanism. The fourth part of the Reader explores key issues in urban design and development. Ideas about sprawl, density, community health, public space and everyday life are the primary focus here. Several new selections in this part of the book also highlight important international development trends in the Middle East and China. Part Five presents environmental challenges faced by the built environment professions today, including recent material on landscape urbanism, sustainability, and urban resiliency. The final part examines professional practice and current debates in the field: where urban designers work, what they do, their roles, their fields of knowledge and their educational development. The section concludes with several position pieces and debates on the future of urban design practice. This book provides an essential resource for students and practitioners of urban design, drawing together important but widely dispersed writings. Part and section introductions are provided to assist readers in understanding the context of the material, summary messages, impacts of the writing, and how they fit into the larger picture of the urban design field.
2013-05-07 By Michael Larice

Townscape was primarily criticised for its tendency to isolate – and, to some
extent, overemphasise – urban design's visual–aesthetic dimension. In his '
Introduction' to The Concise Townscape, Cullen (1971) himself lamented that
townscape ...

Author: Tim Heath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136444906

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

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Public Places Urban Spaces, 2e, is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The 2e of this tried and trusted textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice. Public Places Urban Spaces is a must-have purchase for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.
2011-02-07 By Tim Heath

The theme running through the concept of townscape therefore relates to the
three-dimensional visual impact of the built urban environment. According to
Gordon Cullen, townscape is an art. In his book The Concise Townscape he
refers to ...

Author: Jonathan Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134889532

Category: Science

Page: 204

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Facadism - the preservation of historic facades, the creation of facsimiles in front of new buildings and the decorative exercises of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the interior and exterior of buildings and of reducing townscapes to theatre sets. Its defenders describe facadism as the way urban tradition and progress walk hand in hand. Facadism presents a critical analysis of a concept central to the way in which the city is being remodelled. Assessing architectural and townscape philosophies and their aesthetics, the principles of urban conservation, the process of heritage planning and the market forces of urban development, the book builds a complete picture of the causes and effects of facadism in the Twentieth Century.
2002-09-11 By Jonathan Richards

The urban theorist and graphic delineator of towns Gordon Cullen drew our
attention to 'townscape' in a series of articles in the Architectural Review about
thirty years ago. His subsequent book, The Concise Townscape, remains a
valuable ...

Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134066810

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.
2008-08-20 By Brian Edwards

His book, The Concise Townscape, first published in 1961, became one of the
most popular urban design books of the twentieth century. 61 Kevin Lynch (1918
–1984) was an American architect and city planner, and Professor at MIT, where

Author: Francesco Bandarin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119968092

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual developments in urban conservation. The authors offer unique insights from UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the book is richly illustrated with colour photographs. Examples are drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide from Timbuktu to Liverpool to demonstrate key issues and best practice in urban conservation today. The book offers an invaluable resource for architects, planners, surveyors and engineers worldwide working in heritage conservation, as well as for local authority conservation officers and managers of heritage sites.
2012-01-12 By Francesco Bandarin

... rather then producing our own tryside is experienced as a work of theoretical
futures illustrated by seducarchitecture , but bring half a dozen buildings together
and an art other " Gordon Cullen , The Concise Townscape . than architecture is

Author: Anthony Tugnutt

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015014093648

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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1987 By Anthony Tugnutt

Gordon Cullen, The Concise Townscape, London: Architectural Press, 1961, rev.
ed. 1971. 26. Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, London:
Penguin Books, 1961. 27. Björner Torsson, Staden som rum och gestalt, ...

Author: Gernot Böhme

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400947245

Category: History

Page: 209

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The original essays collected here under the general title of The Knowledge Society were first commissioned for a conference held in the late fall of 1984 at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, West Germany. The conference in Darmstadt saw a larger number of contribu tions presented than could be accommodated in this edition of the Sociol ogy of the Sciences Yearbook. However, all contributions were important and affected those published in this collection. We are therefore grateful to all participants of the Darmstadt conference for their presentations and for their intense, useful as well as thoughtful discussion of all papers. Those chosen for publication in the Yearbook and those undoubtedly to be published elsewhere have all benefitted considerably from our discussions in Darmstadt which also included a number of the members of the edito rial board of the Yearbook. In addition, we are pleased that the authors were able to read and comment further on each other's papers prior to publication. As is the case in every endeavor of this kind, we have incurred many debts and are only able to acknowledge these at this point publicly while expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the intellectual sup port and the considerable labor invested by a number of persons in the realization of the collection.
2012-12-06 By Gernot Böhme

... diluted versions of the early pedestrianization schemes, downtown
revitalization plans funded by Urban Development Action Grants and other
sources, and inspired by Gorden Cullen's book The Concise Townscape,
emphasized materials, ...

Author: Ned Crankshaw

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610910567

Category: Architecture

Page: 238

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Public space and street design in commercial districts can dictate the success or failure of walkable community centers. Instead of focusing our efforts on designing new “compact town centers,” many of which are located in the suburbs, we should instead be revitalizing existing authentic town centers. This informative, practical book describes methods for restoring the health and vibrancy of the streets and public spaces of our existing commercial districts in ways that will make them positive alternatives to suburban sprawl while respecting their historic character. Clearly written and with numerous photos to enhance the text, Creating Vibrant Public Spaces uses examples from communities across the United States to illustrate the potential for restoring the balance provided by older urban centers between automobile access and “walkability.” In advice that can be applied to a variety of settings and scales, Crankshaw describes the tenets of contemporary design theory, how to understand the physical evolution of towns, how to analyze existing conditions, and how to evaluate the feasibility of design recommendations. Good design in commercial centers, Crankshaw contends, facilitates movement and access, creates dynamic social spaces, and contributes to the sense of a “center”—a place where social, commercial, and institutional interaction is more vibrant than in surrounding districts. For all the talk of creating new “green” urban spaces, the ingredients of environmentally aware design, he points out, can often be found in the deteriorating cores and neighborhoods of towns and cities across the United States. With creativity, planning, and commitment, these centers can thrive again, adding to the quality of local life and contributing to the local economy, too.
2012-09-26 By Ned Crankshaw

Cullen, gordon (1961), The Concise Townscape. london: Architectural Press.
Cummins, steven and macintyre, sally (2002), 'A systematic study of an urban
foodscape: the price and availability of food in greater glasgow'. Urban Studies
39.11 ...

Author: Susan Parham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857854742

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Cities are home to over fifty percent of the world's population, a figure which is expected to increase enormously by 2050. Despite the growing demand on urban resources and infrastructure, food is still often overlooked as a key factor in planning and designing cities. Without incorporating food into the design process – how it is grown, transported, and bought, cooked, eaten and disposed of – it is impossible to create truly resilient and convivial urbanism. Moving from the table and home garden to the town, city, and suburbs, Food and Urbanism explores the connections between food and place in past and present design practices. The book also looks to future methods for extending the 'gastronomic' possibilities of urban space. Supported by examples from places across the world, including the UK, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Australia and the USA, the book offers insights into how the interplay of physical design and socio-spatial practices centred around food can help to maintain socially rich, productive and sustainable urban space. Susan Parham brings together the latest research from a number of disciplines – urban planning, food studies, sociology, geography, and design – with her own fieldwork on a range of foodscapes to highlight the fundamental role food has to play in shaping the urban future.
2015-02-26 By Susan Parham

Gordon Cullen, The Concise Townscape, 1996, pp. 748 Introduction In this
chapter I shall focus on the physical dimension and the material settings of the
mobile situation. In particular I will use this opportunity to consult theories and
concepts ...

Author: Ole B. Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135089757

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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In recent years, the social sciences have taken a ‘mobilities turn’. There has been a developing realisation that mobilities do not ‘just happen’. Mobilities are carefully and meticulously designed, planned and staged (from above). However, they are equally importantly acted out, performed and lived as people are ‘staging themselves’ (from below). Staging mobilities is a dynamic process between ‘being staged’ (for example, being stopped at traffic lights) and the ‘mobile staging’ of interacting individuals (negotiating a passage on the pavement). Staging Mobilities is about the fact that mobility is more than movement between point A and B. It explores how the movement of people, goods, information, and signs influences human understandings of self, other and the built environment. Moving towards a new understanding of the relationship between movement, interaction and environments, the book asks: what are the physical, social, technical, and cultural conditions to the staging of contemporary urban mobilities? Jensen argues that we need to understand the contemporary city as an assemblage of circulating people, goods, information and signs in relational networks creating the ‘meaning of movement’. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, urban studies, mobility studies, architecture and cultural studies.
2013-03-05 By Ole B. Jensen

Gordon Cullen, The Concise Townscape, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold,
1961, pp. 7–8. Lawrence Halprin, personal communication with the author, April
21, 1992. Paul Goldberger, “Pushing Classicism to Extremes,” New York Times, ...

Author: Andrew Pressman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136331299

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Designing Architecture is an indispensable tool to assist both students and young architects in formulating an idea, transforming it into a building, and making effective design decisions. This book promotes integrative and critical thinking in the preliminary design of buildings to inspire creativity, innovation, and design excellence. This compendium of individual wisdom and collective experience offers explicit guidance to students and young professionals on how to approach, analyze, and execute specific tasks; develop and refine a process to facilitate the best possible design projects; and create meaningful architectural form. Here the design process – from orchestrating client participation to finalizing schematic design – is explored and illuminated. The following material is presented to make the book a useful didactic tool for professional development: explicit strategies for doing design rather than simply reviewing principles and precedents creative ideas in approaching and framing problems in design terms specific methods to translate ideas to culturally significant, socially responsive, and environmentally sensitive buildings techniques to integrate all levels of cognition from analysis to epiphany counsel on developing a personalized process for engaging design projects case studies augment the text and chronicle fascinating applications of the design process. The essence of this book lies in an integrated and holistic approach to each unique project as well as fostering curiosity and exploration – a departure from algorithms, easy generalities, or a formula for design. Designing Architecture will inspire readers to elevate the quality of preliminary designs and unravel some of the mystery of creating the most beautiful, responsive, and responsible architectural design possible.
2012-05-04 By Andrew Pressman

The concise townscape cuts out the studies of specific towns in the original
edition, and its new ... Some original faults are still there – the illustrations of
townscape elements are not always identified by name – and the book has a new

Author: Royal Institute of British Architects


ISBN: STANFORD:36105026922356

Category: Architecture


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CULLEN , G . The Concise Townscape , 1961 , The Architectural Press , London .
COLMAN JAMES “ Streets for Living " 1978 Australia Road Research Board
Annual Report No 17 . ECKBO , G . Urban Landscape Design , 1964 McGrawHill


Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: PSU:000013755720

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 168

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1987 By

In 1971 , ten years after the publication of Townscape , The Architectural Press
decided to publish an abbreviated version in paperback , entitled The Concise
Townscape.22 This had an even wider circulation than the original hardback ...

Author: David Gosling

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015037700658

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Over 300 works from one of Britian's key activists in post-war urban design.
1996-04-11 By David Gosling

1923. a Towards a New Architecture . New York : Coucoules , Phaedon . 1936 . "
Peri tin Byzantinin oekian . " Epetires Eterias Byzantinon Spoudon Vol . 11-12 :
76-138 . London : Van Cullen , Gordon . 1961 . The Concise Townscape .

Author: Theano Terkenli


ISBN: WISC:89013252556


Page: 538

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1986 By Theano Terkenli

Cullen published The Concise Townscape ( 1961 ) on the back of his essays and
the Review's proprietor , Hubert de Cronin Hastings , wrote a parallel , but now
less well - known volume , The Italian Townscape , under his pen name Ivor de ...

Author: Alan R. Marcus


ISBN: UCSC:32106019186524

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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This anthology presents a range of interdisciplinary explorations into the urban environment, through film, photography, digital imagery, maps and signage. Contributors examine our fascination with the city through the history of art and architecture, urban studies, environmental studies, cultural geography and screen studies. Bringing together a wide spectrum of urban contexts, Visualizing the City's diverse essays explore visual representations of urbanism and modernity reflected through the prism of global cultures using an engaging variety of methods and texts.
2007 By Alan R. Marcus

... in Urban Design and Preservation Quarterly , Winter , 1990 . Cost Effective Site
Planning , Washington , D . C . : National Association of Home Builders , 1976 .
Cullen , Gordan . The Concise Townscape , New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold ...

Author: Gerald A. Porterfield

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015033328702

Category: Architecture

Page: 209

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A quick, one-stop guide that shows readers the "big picture" for creating eff ective planning strategies and design solutions. Generic urban plans, typical street grids, environmental checklists, and other useful tools are enhanced with real-life case studies of recent community development plans. Illustrations and appendix with glossary are included.

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