The Resource Cities full of symbols : a theory of urban space and culture, edited by Peter J.M. Nas, (electronic book)

Cities full of symbols : a theory of urban space and culture, edited by Peter J.M. Nas, (electronic book)

Label
Cities full of symbols : a theory of urban space and culture
Title
Cities full of symbols
Title remainder
a theory of urban space and culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter J.M. Nas
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cities are full of symbols that bear the meanings that together constitute urban culture. These interdisciplinary case studies, from Yogyakarta to Leiden and from Buenos Aires to New York, employ urban symbolism theory and a focus on such symbols as the city's layout, statues, street names and popular culture. This book examines design proposals that show symbolic handling of the 9/11 attack on New York, the disaster symbolism of the ship washed ashore by the tsunami in Banda Aceh, and the design of the symbol of the city of Cape Town derived from a remnant of Dutch colonial architecture, or the mass pilgrimage to Elvis's Graceland in Memphis. '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.--Cover
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2500
LC item number
.C58 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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Nas, P
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  • Symbolism in architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Urban anthropology
  • City planning
Label
Cities full of symbols : a theory of urban space and culture, edited by Peter J.M. Nas, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10537729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
303 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill. 24 cm.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cities full of symbols : a theory of urban space and culture, edited by Peter J.M. Nas, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10537729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
303 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill. 24 cm.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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