Essay about Urban Design and style

Urban Design

URBAN STYLE: ORNAMENT AND DECORATION

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URBAN STYLE: ORNAMENT AND DECORATION

Second Edition

High cliff Moughtin, Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell

OXFORD AUCKLAND BOSTON JOHANNESBURG MELBOURNE NEW DELHI

Architectural Press A great imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Linacre House, Michael jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP 225 Wildwood Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801-2041 A division of Reed Educational and Specialist Publishing Ltd A member of the Reed Elsevier plc group First published 1995 Second Edition 1999 В© High cliff Moughtin, Taner Oc, Steven Tiesdell 1995, 1999 Phase 9 В© Cliff Moughtin 1999 Almost all rights set aside. No component to this distribution may be produced in any materials form (including photocopying or perhaps storing in just about any medium by simply electronic means and whether or not transiently or perhaps incidentally to many other usage of this publication) without the created permission from the copyright holder except according to the provisions of the Copyright laws, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or perhaps under the conditions of a driving licence issued by Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Street, London, Great britain W1P 9HE. Applications pertaining to the copyright laws holder's drafted permission to reproduce any kind of part of this publication ought to be addressed to the publishers

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CONTENTS

Preamble to the First Edition........................................................................... Preface to the Second Edition....................................................................... Acknowledgements....................................................................................... 1 Theory and Beliefs of Ornament and Design........................... 2 The Façade.............................................................................................. 3 The Corner.............................................................................................. 4 Skyline and Roofscape............................................................................ a few The City Floors......................................................................................... vii ix xi one particular 25 49 65 87

6 Landmarks, Sculpture and Furniture....................................................... ciento tres 7 Coloring in the Town................................................................................... 133 8 Conclusion – The City of Today and The next day: Ornament and Decoration................................................................................................. 145 9 Turn.................................................................................................. 157 Bibliography.................................................................................................. 175 Index............................................................................................................. 179 v

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PREFACE TO THE FIRST RELEASE

Attitudes to the embellishment of cities with ornament and decoration range from a puritanical iconoclasm that sees this sort of embellishment while decadent and pernicious, to just one of joyous pleasure inside the experience of complex, intricate and extravagant patterning. The present day Movement in architecture, epitomized by the writings of Votre Corbusier, the pronouncements of CIAM, the task of the Bauhaus and the very much criticized content Second World War city developments in Europe, America and in other places, was a period when decor in buildings was eschewed. We are at this point experiencing an attempt to rehumanize our cities aesthetically along with tackling their social and economic concerns. In this publication we have used an...

Bibliography: THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF ORNAMENT AND DECORATION

Camillo Sitte, a Viennese recorded writing inside the 1890s, contended that the main ornaments of the city happen to be its roadways and pieces (Sitte, 1901)