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The American Vitruvius: : an architect's handbook of urban design, (ebook)

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The American Vitruvius: : an architect's handbook of urban design
Title
The American Vitruvius:
Title remainder
an architect's handbook of urban design
Title variation
Architect's handbook of urban design
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eng
Summary
This atlas of architectural design advocates rational as well as humanistic principles in the development of the urban environment. Drawing upon the ideals that inspired the great Roman architect, it promotes the Vitruvian maxims of longevity, beauty, and commodity. It also defines the thinking behind modern American city planning. First published in 1922, The American Vitruvius arose from a collaboration between two students of American urbanism. Werner Hegemann, an urban planner, and Elbert Peets, a graduate of Harvard's School of Landscape Architecture, selected more than 1,200 plans, elevations, and perspective views. Their choices depict a tremendous variety of European and American structures dating from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Ranging from Rome's vast Piazza San Pietro to modest German and English garden suburbs, this volume explores all manner of urban design, including American college campuses, parks, and cemeteries; L'Enfant's plan of Washington, DC; and other civic centers. Design Book Review hailed this classic as "the most complete single-volume survey of canonical cases of urbanism," offering "a scintillating collection of uncommon and forgotten designs." An essential reference for every architect and student of architecture, this affordable edition is of particular value in light of the current New Urbanism trend
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Midwest
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1881-1936
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Hegemann, Werner
Dewey number
711/.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1886-1968
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  • Peets, Elbert
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Series statement
Dover books on architecture
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  • Art, Municipal
  • City planning
Target audience
adult
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The American Vitruvius: : an architect's handbook of urban design, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780486136264
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11603572
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remote
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11603572
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MWT11603572
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The American Vitruvius: : an architect's handbook of urban design, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486136264
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11603572
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11603572
System control number
MWT11603572
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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