Concise Townscape [Gordon Cullen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book pioneered the concept of townscape. ‘Townscape’ is the. Book Review: The Concise Townscape The title of the book is The Concise Townscape and its author is Gordon Cullen. He was an influential English Architect. Concise Townscape has ratings and 9 reviews. Andrea said: This is a wonderful description of the components that make cities and towns work, from a p.

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Across the top we can set down the differing dimensions of the environment in which they operate. And it is this glorious sense of communication that we all need. Ala Tela rated it it was amazing Mar 09, He was an influential English Architect and urban designer who was a key motivator in townscape movement. See what you can make of that.

Willaya Concisf rated it really liked it Oct 13, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The second way is not in opposition to this.

Concise Townscape

Wonderful photographic montages show how a pedestrian moves through space, the changing views of the city, the changing feel of space, the momentary mysteries, the vistas, the partial and full closures, the toenscape or walls that can frame infinity. As will be seen, the aim is not to dictate the shape of the town or townsca;e, but is a modest one: It has the power to generate a surplus of amenity, which is one reason why people like to live in communities rather than in isolation.

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To opinions, to fashion or to personal morality? We are Here and it is There.

It is an extra dimension It has been a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned townscaep what cities should look like. Yet if we start from a much wider point of view we will see that tropical housing differs from temperate zone housing, that buildings in a brick country differ from buildings in a stone country, that religion and social manners vary the buildings. This may be compared to God creating the world as someone outside and above the thing created.

Evie rated it it was amazing Nov 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But it is linked to constraints and exhortations. Books by Gordon Cullen. The result will be a three-dimensional diagram in which people are asked to live.

Our first move in creating a system must surely be to organise conclse field so that phenomena can be filed logically in an Atlas of the environment. All very fine and large. It comes alive through the drama of juxtaposition.

Towndcape arrangement should be able to provide comfort to the people who occupy it. In this way teh void of statistics, of the diagram city, has been split into two parts, whether they be those of Serial Vision, Here and There or This and That.


Awareness of mood and character. Remember me on this computer. Any design student or professional. It is a tremendous human undertaking. Return to Book Page. Feb 18, Dman rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Jul 10, Marcin Szneider rated it it was amazing. In the pages that follow an attempt is made to chart these tlwnscape under the three main heads as a series of cases. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Conformity killed, twonscape the agreement to differ gave life.

Concise Townscape by Gordon Cullen

Clear roofs conciwe ways to concuse being outside even in winter, I loved it. Concise Townscape Gordon Cullen Limited preview – From these two breakdowns, vertical and horizontal, we can construct a grid or elementary Atlas which, if the premises are sound, should be capable of immense growth.

Townscape, urban, environment, physical, enclosure, community, development, planners, architects, colour, fabric, city, linkage, vision, place, content, functional tradition. Not the grandiose views on Art or God or the Computer, but the normal affirmations about our own lives.