Publisher description for Camillo Sitte : the birth of modern city planning / George R. Collins and Christiane Crasemann Collins.


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First published in 1889, this revolutionary text by a noted Austrian architect and urban planner ignited a new age of city planning. Advocating the creation of new urban areas based on medieval and baroque designs, Sitte emphasized the creation of spacious plazas, enhanced by monuments and other aesthetic elements. Includes more than 50 illustrations plus exhaustive commentary, notes, and bibliography.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sitte, Camillo, -- 1843-1903 -- Criticism and interpretation.
City planning.