Great public squares : an architect's selection /

From the storied piazzas of Rome, Venice, and Florence to the elegant places of Paris via less familiar gathering places in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Portugal, to the former marketplaces and graceful Georgian-style squares of the United Kingdom, to the most interesting and impressive s...

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Main Author: Gatje, Robert F.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.
Edition:1st ed.
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520 8 |a From the storied piazzas of Rome, Venice, and Florence to the elegant places of Paris via less familiar gathering places in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Portugal, to the former marketplaces and graceful Georgian-style squares of the United Kingdom, to the most interesting and impressive squares of the New World--Santa Fe, Portland, Boston, and New York--architect Robert Gatje offers new insights, stunning computer-generated plans, and color photographs to convey the spatial experience, supplemented by a brief history of each square and measurements to assess their success in meeting human needs for inspiring outdoor space. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-221) and index. 
505 0 |a Italy : Piazza Navona, Rome ; Piazza della Rotonda, Rome ; Piazza della Erbe / Piazza dei Signori, Verona ; Piazza San Marco / Piazzetta, Venice ; Campo dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice ; Piazza del Santo, Padua ; Piazza del Campo, Siena ; Piazza della Cisterna / Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano ; Piazza Vecchia / Piazza del Duomo, Bergamo ; Piazza della Signoria, Florence ; Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence ; Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Farnese, Rome ; Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome ; Piazza San Pietro, Rome ; Piazza di Spagna, Rome -- Greece : Fountain Square of Hippocrates, Rhodes -- Czech Republic : Old Town Square, Prague ; Old Town Square, Telč -- Germany : Münsterplatz, Freiburg ; Münsterplatz, Ulm -- France : Place des Cornières, Monpazier ; Place des Vosges, Paris ; Place Vendôme, Paris ; Jardin du Palais-Royal, Paris ; Place Stanislas, Nancy -- Iberian Peninsula : Plaza Mayor, Salamanca ; Praça do Comércio, Lisbon -- Great Britain : The Circus, Bath ; Piece Hall, Halifax ; Bedford Square, London ; Charlotte Square, Edinburgh -- United States : The Plaza at Santa Fe, New Mexico ; Louisburg Square, Boston ; Rockefeller Plaza, New York ; Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon. 
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