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Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the Twenty-First Century
Home from Nowhere
Remaking Our Everyday World for the Twenty-First Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0684837374
Describes the landscape debates and movements in America that attempt to restore the beauty of its dwelling places
Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope
Ordinary Resurrections
Children in the Years of Hope
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060956453
The author of Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities offers his most personal take on America's poverty stricken urban neighborhoods, recalling the lessons he has learned from time spent among the nation's poorest people. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Firehouse
Firehouse
Paperback      ISBN: 0786888512
In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.
Sleepers
Sleepers
Paperback      ISBN: 0345404114
A true story of friendship, revenge, and ambiguous justice centers on four men who, as teenagers in an upstate New York reform school, were brutalized by guards, one of whom crosses their path years later
Sociopolis: Project for a City of the Future
Sociopolis
Project for a City of the Future
Paperback      ISBN: 8495951835
Sociopolis is a project for the building of a city neighbourhood of public housing in the 21st century. Under the direction of Vicente Guallart, thirteen international architects (Toyo Ito, MVRDV, FOA, François Roche, etc.) propose schemes for the construction of a neighborhood in the city of Valencia, schemes in which a new relationship is posited with the farming and natural environment, thus creating the conditions for a new shared habitat.
Repairing the American Metropolis: Common Place Revisited
Repairing the American Metropolis
Common Place Revisited
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295982306
Following up on his earlier work Common Place , Kelbaugh (architecture and urban planning, U. of Michigan) suggests steps for implementing the concepts of New Urbanism on the American landscape. Based on ideals of community and sustainability, the New Urbanism seeks to downplay planning around the automobile, conserve natural resources, promote mixed usage areas, and visually fit the built environment into the natural environment. Although his topic is the American city in general, many examples are taken from Detroit and Seattle. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Ian Mcharg: Conversations With Students: Dwelling in Nature
Ian Mcharg
Conversations With Students: Dwelling in Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 1568986203
One of the legendary figures in twentieth-century landscape design, Ian McHarg transformed the fields of landscape architecture and planning through his personal methodology, his unique curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, and his own inspired writing. In classic texts such as his landmark 1969 book Design with Nature, McHarg painted an incredibly rich and exuberant picture of the organic world while conjuring up a vision of a more wholesome and productive metropolis. In this new entry in the popular Conversations with Students series, we are proud to make McHarg's never-before-in-print lecture 'Collaboration with Nature' available for the first time. Captured on tape in the 1970s, the lecture is the sequel to Design with Nature. This is a must-read for anyone in the fields of landscape architecture, environmental science, and urban planning.
The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
The Corner
A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0767900316
Chronicles the experiences of a broken family over the course of a year to illustrate life in Baltimore's drug-racked inner-city
Toward the Livable City
Toward the Livable City
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1571312714
Collects writings by fifteen authorities on urban life who have witnessed first-hand the successful, or unsuccessful, application of urban revitalization to underprivileged communities, in a guide for planners, activists, architects, and others on such topics as riverfront redevelopment, farming, traffic, and opportunity-based housing. Original.
Honky
Honky
Paperback      ISBN: 0375727752
A coming-of-age memoir of a white boy growing up in predominantly African-American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side reveals how race and class were pivotal factors in his life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.