Public and Private Spaces of the City

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Architecture - 264 pages
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The relationship between public and private spheres is one of the key concerns of the modern society. This book investigates this relationship, especially as manifested in the urban space with its social and psychological significance. Through theoretical and historical examination, it explores how and why the space of human socities is subdivided into public and private sections. It starts with the private, interior space of the mind and moves step by step, through the body, home, neighborhood and the city, outwards to the most public, impersonal spaces, exploring the nature of each realm and their complex, interdependent realtionships.

A stimulating and thought provoking book for any architect, architectural historian, urban planner or designer.
 

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Contents

Exclusive space of the property
39
Intimate space of the home
71
Interpersonal space of sociability
108
Communal space of the neighbourhood
136
Material and institutional spaces of the common world
164
Impersonal space of the city
193
Public and private spaces of the city
229
Bibliography
242
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About the author (2003)

In writing this book Ali Madanipour drew upon his many years of advanced study and teaching in architecture, landscape and planning; and professional practice in architectural and urban design, buildings and urban development projects including winning design awards.

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