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    DescriptionThe first Danish language version of this book, published in 1971, was very much a protest against the functionalistic principles for planning cities and residential areas that prevailed during that period. The book carried an appeal to show concern for the people who were to move about between buildings, and it urged an understanding of the subtle, almost indefinable - but definite - qualities, which have always related to the interaction of people in public spaces, and it pointed to the life between buildings as a dimension of architecture that needs to be carefully treated. Now 40 years later, many architectural trends and ideologies have passed by over the years. These intervening years have also shown that the liveliness and liveability of cities and residential areas continues to be a important issue. The intensity in which fine public spaces are used at this point in time, as well as the greatly increased general interest in the quality of cities and their public spaces emphasises this point. The character of life between buildings changes with changes in any given social context, but the essential principles and quality criteria to be employed when working with life between buildings has proven to be remarkably constant. Though this work over the years has been updated and revised several times, this version bears little resemblance with the very early versions, however there was no reason to change the basic message: Take good care of the life between your buildings.


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    Title
    Life Between Buildings
    Subtitle
    Using Public Space
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jahn Gehl
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597268271
    ISBN 10: 1597268275
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 711.4
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 711.55
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 711/.55
    LC classification: HT166 .G4413 2011
    Ingram Theme: INDS/ENVSTD
    Thema V1.0: AMVD
    Edition
    6
    Edition statement
    6th
    Illustrations note
    b&w photos
    Publisher
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Author Information
    Jan Gehl is a founding partner of Gehl Architects - Urban Quality Consultants. He is the author of Life Between Buildings and Public Spaces, Public Life. He has received numerous awards for his work and is widely credited with creating and renewing urban spaces in cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Melbourne, New York City, London, and many others. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.