Cities Full of Symbols: A Theory of Urban Space and Culture
by Peter J. M. Nas (ed.)
Publisher: Leiden University Press 2011
Number of pages: 304
Cities Full of Symbols develops urban symbolic ecology and hypercity approaches into a new perspective on social cohesion. Approaches of architects, anthropologists, sociologists, social geographers and historians converge to make this a book for anyone interested in urban life, policymaking and city branding.
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by John Ruskin - Project Gutenberg
Essay on architecture by John Ruskin, published in 1849. According to Ruskin, the leading principles of architecture are the 'lamps' of Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory, and Obedience. The noblest style of architecture was Gothic.
by Charles Matlack Price - J.B. Lippincott Company
Ability to distinguish the various principal styles of architecture should be a part of the culture of every well-informed man and woman. The book gives a thorough working knowledge of architectural styles, for the use of the general reader.
by Alfred D. F. Hamlin - Longmans, Green, & Co.
The aim of this book was to sketch the various periods and styles of architecture with the broadest possible strokes, and to mention the most important works of each period or style. Extreme condensation of architectural history was necessary.
by F. Kimball, G.H. Edgell - Harper & brothers
The attempt has been made to present each style as a thing of growth and change, rather than as a formula based on the monuments of some supposed apogee, with respect to which the later forms have too often been treated as corrupt.