Great Public Squares: An Architect's Selection

Great Public Squares: An Architect's Selection

by Robert F. Gatje
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393731731

ISBN-13: 9780393731736

Pub. Date: 04/05/2010

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Forty outstanding urban spaces of the Western world, analyzed and drawn at a common scale for easy comparison. From the storied piazzas of Rome, Venice, and Florence to the elegant places of Paris via less familiar gathering places in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Portugal, to the former marketplaces and graceful Georgian-style squares of the United Kingdom,…  See more details below

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Forty outstanding urban spaces of the Western world, analyzed and drawn at a common scale for easy comparison. From the storied piazzas of Rome, Venice, and Florence to the elegant places of Paris via less familiar gathering places in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Portugal, to the former marketplaces and graceful Georgian-style squares of the United Kingdom, to the most interesting and impressive squares of the New World—Santa Fe, Portland, Boston, and New York—architect Robert Gatje offers new insights, stunning computer-generated plans, and color photographs to convey the spatial experience, supplemented by a brief history of each square and measurements to assess their success in meeting human needs for inspiring outdoor space. There is no other source for this comparative data in one place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393731736
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
11.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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