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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    Concise Townscape
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Cullen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750620185
    ISBN 10: 0750620188
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC013000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    DC21: 307.1216
    DC22: 307.1216
    B&T Approval Code: A32303020
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC22: 307.1/216
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HT166 .C82 1995, HT166.C82
    Thema V1.0: AMVD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    200 illustrations, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Architectural Press
    Publication date
    10 March 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    'A welcome reissue of this influential work, with acute observations on the English urban landscape, fully backed up with photographs and the author's characteristic drawings.' Soc. of Architectual & Industrial Illustrators News
    Back cover copy
    "Townscape" is the art of giving visual coherence and organisation to the jumble of buildings, streets and spaces that make up the urban environment. Its concepts were first developed by Gordon Cullen in The Architectural Review and were later embodied in the book TOWNSCAPE (1961) which instantly established itself as a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned with what cities should look like. Its interest, however, goes far beyond the professional sphere. Some may see it as an important contribution to art and architectural history since, for the first time, it explores the fact that certain visual effects in the grouping of buildings were based on quite definable, if often spontaneous, aesthetic principles. Others may find that it teaches them to appreciate, as no other book has done, what it is that makes a town "work" architecturally. A third group may want to study it for Cullen's superb drawings of city scenery - a skill at which he is the acknowledged master.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; Introduction; Introduction to 1971 Edition; Casebook: Serial vision; Place; Content; The functional tradition; General Studies: Squares for all tastes; Cross as focal point; Closure; Line of life; Legs and wheels; Hazards; The floor; Prairie planning; Rule of thumb; Street lighting; Outdoor publicity; The wall; The English climate; Casebook precedents; Trees incorporated; Change of level; Here and there; Immediacy; Endpiece; Index