Paper $37.50 ISBN: 9789059727144 Published January 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The City at Eye Level

Lessons for Street Plinths

Edited by Meredith Glaser, Mattijs van 't Hoff, Hans Karssenberg, Jeroen Laven, and Jan van Teeffelen

Edited by Meredith Glaser, Mattijs van 't Hoff, Hans Karssenberg, Jeroen Laven, and Jan van Teeffelen

Distributed for Eburon Publishers, Delft

224 pages | 207 color plates, 17 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $37.50 ISBN: 9789059727144 Published January 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Although rarely explored in academic literature, most inhabitants and visitors interact with an urban landscape on a day-to-day basis is on the street level. Storefronts, first floor apartments, and sidewalks are the most immediate and common experience of a city. These “plinths” are the ground floors that negotiate between inside and outside, the public and private spheres. The City at Eye Level qualitatively evaluates plinths by exploring specific examples from all over the world. Over twenty-five experts investigate the design, land use, and road and foot traffic in rigorously researched essays, case studies, and interviews. These pieces are supplemented by over two hundred beautiful color images and engage not only with issues in design, but also the concerns of urban communities. The editors have put together a comprehensive guide for anyone concerned with improving or building plinths, including planners, building owners, property and shop managers, designers, and architects.  
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