Camillo Sitte : the birth of modern city planning /

by Collins, George R Edition statement:Dover ed Published by : Dover (Mineola, N.Y) Physical details: 440 p., [40] p. of plates ill. 24 cm ISBN:9780486451183; 0486451186. Year: 2006
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Originally published: New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 1986

"With a translation of the 1889 Austrian edition of his City planning according to artistic principles."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [411]-434) and index

Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Sources of Illustrations -- Prefatory Note -- Introduction -- Camillo Sitte's Background, Life, and Interests -- The State of City Planning in Germany and Austria -- Important Contemporaries of Sitte: Baumeister, Stübben, Buls, and Others -- The Transformation of Vienna -- Some Other Sources of Sitte's Ideas -- Sitte's Point of View and Analytical Procedures -- The Successive Editions and Translations of the Book -- Sitte's Impact on German City Planning -- The Influence of Sitte and German Planning Abroad -- Conclusion -- Translation of Camillo Sitte's City Planning according to Artistic Principles -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Contents of the original "Städte-Bau nach seinen künstlerischen Grundsätzen" in the English translation: Introduction -- The Relationship between Buildings, Monuments, and Their Plazas -- That the Centre of Plazas Be Kept Free -- That Public Squares Should Be Enclosed Entities -- The Size and Shape of Plazas -- The Irregularities of Old Plazas -- Plaza Groupings -- Streets -- The Layout of Public Squares in the North of Europe -- The Meager and Unimaginative Character of Modern City Plans -- Modern Systems -- Artistic Limitations of Modern City Planning -- Improvements in the Modern System -- Example of an Urban Arrangement according to Artistic Principles -- Conclusion -- Appendix I. Greenery within the City (1900) -- Appendix II. To Our Readers (1904)

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