Close
(0) items
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Browse
    Filters
    Preferences
    Search

    The Transformation of the European Civic Tradition since c. 1800

    £35.00
    This provides a single, integrated account of the complex influences and pressures that have created the general built forms and societal configurations of the urban environment of modern Europe. It features the exceptional range of activities in the modern developed world that are able to benefit from a more enlightened form of urban development.
    ISBN: 9781849954457
    AuthorJ. V. N. Soane
    Pub Date30/09/2020
    BindingHardback
    Pages256
    Availability: Available to Order

    This book elucidates the continuing conflict between the conservation of the townscapes and associated lifestyles that have evolved over centuries in Europe and the impact of the mounting and dramatic, political, economic and spatial changes that accompany the globalising progress in the modern world. Within the context of the changing European urban scene, the relevance for the need to preserve and renovate historical structures is considered just as essential a factor as changing ideas on modern urban design in the redevelopment of metropolitan centres.

    A pragmatic, organic perception is shown as to what forms of urban culture are appropriate across Europe for the coming years. The book provides an exhaustive and detailed analysis of the theoretical and sociological background to particular architectural and planning innovations which are of particular significance. Additional detail is provided about selected buildings and pieces of townscape that demonstrate how the visual and communal aspects of particular locations have been affected.

    *
    *
    *

    This book elucidates the continuing conflict between the conservation of the townscapes and associated lifestyles that have evolved over centuries in Europe and the impact of the mounting and dramatic, political, economic and spatial changes that accompany the globalising progress in the modern world. Within the context of the changing European urban scene, the relevance for the need to preserve and renovate historical structures is considered just as essential a factor as changing ideas on modern urban design in the redevelopment of metropolitan centres.

    A pragmatic, organic perception is shown as to what forms of urban culture are appropriate across Europe for the coming years. The book provides an exhaustive and detailed analysis of the theoretical and sociological background to particular architectural and planning innovations which are of particular significance. Additional detail is provided about selected buildings and pieces of townscape that demonstrate how the visual and communal aspects of particular locations have been affected.