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

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

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
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • 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
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
711.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
NA2500
LC item number
.C58 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nas, Peter J. M.
Series statement
  • Open Access e-Books
  • Knowledge Unlatched
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Symbolism in architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Urban anthropology
  • City planning
Target audience
specialized
Label
Cities full of symbols : a theory of urban space and culture, edited by Peter J.M. Nas, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction Variety of Symbols / Peter J.M. Nas, Marlies de Groot and Michelle Schut -- 2. Emotion in the Symbolic Spectrum of Colombo, Sri Lanka / Michelle Schut, Peter J.M. Nas and Siri T. Hettige -- 3. Squares, Water and Historic Buildings The Transforming Power of City Marketing on Urban Symbolism in Ghent, Belgium / Rose-Anne Vermeer -- 4. Urban Symbolism in Yogyakarta In Search of the Lost Symbol / Pierpaolo De Giosa -- 5. The Changing Image of Gda ́nsk, Poland From Regained Homeland to Multicultural City / Barbara Bossak-Herbst -- 6. Obelisk and Axis Urban Symbolism of Buenos Aires / Lars Bakker -- 7. A Touch of Tragedy Pre- and Post-Tsunami Symbolism in Banda Aceh, Indonesia / Rob van Leeuwen --
  • 8. Imagining Modernity Memory, Space and Symbolism of The Hague / Jialing Luo -- 9. Urban Symbolism and the New Urbanism of Indonesia / Hans-Dieter Evers -- 10. Kudus and Blitar A Tale of Two Javanese Iconic Cities / Pierpaolo De Giosa -- 11. Jakarta through Poetry / Esrih Bakker and Katie Saentaweesook -- 12. History in Bronze Competing Memories and Symbolic Representation in Albuquerque, New Mexico / Eveline Durr -- 13. The Resilient City New York after 9/11 and the New WTC Designs / Georgina Kay -- 14. Conclusion Feeling at Home in the City and the Codification of Urban Symbolism Research / Peter J.M. Nas and Pierpaolo De Giosa
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (303 pages)
Form of item
  • electronic
  • online
Isbn
9781280118449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations ; digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)870647
  • (SSID)ssj0000621451
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12283788
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000621451
  • (PQKBWorkID)10616961
  • (PQKB)11365176
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3327192
  • (OCoLC)781378101
  • (EXLCZ)993450000000003060
Label
Cities full of symbols : a theory of urban space and culture, edited by Peter J.M. Nas, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction Variety of Symbols / Peter J.M. Nas, Marlies de Groot and Michelle Schut -- 2. Emotion in the Symbolic Spectrum of Colombo, Sri Lanka / Michelle Schut, Peter J.M. Nas and Siri T. Hettige -- 3. Squares, Water and Historic Buildings The Transforming Power of City Marketing on Urban Symbolism in Ghent, Belgium / Rose-Anne Vermeer -- 4. Urban Symbolism in Yogyakarta In Search of the Lost Symbol / Pierpaolo De Giosa -- 5. The Changing Image of Gda ́nsk, Poland From Regained Homeland to Multicultural City / Barbara Bossak-Herbst -- 6. Obelisk and Axis Urban Symbolism of Buenos Aires / Lars Bakker -- 7. A Touch of Tragedy Pre- and Post-Tsunami Symbolism in Banda Aceh, Indonesia / Rob van Leeuwen --
  • 8. Imagining Modernity Memory, Space and Symbolism of The Hague / Jialing Luo -- 9. Urban Symbolism and the New Urbanism of Indonesia / Hans-Dieter Evers -- 10. Kudus and Blitar A Tale of Two Javanese Iconic Cities / Pierpaolo De Giosa -- 11. Jakarta through Poetry / Esrih Bakker and Katie Saentaweesook -- 12. History in Bronze Competing Memories and Symbolic Representation in Albuquerque, New Mexico / Eveline Durr -- 13. The Resilient City New York after 9/11 and the New WTC Designs / Georgina Kay -- 14. Conclusion Feeling at Home in the City and the Codification of Urban Symbolism Research / Peter J.M. Nas and Pierpaolo De Giosa
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (303 pages)
Form of item
  • electronic
  • online
Isbn
9781280118449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations ; digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)870647
  • (SSID)ssj0000621451
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12283788
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000621451
  • (PQKBWorkID)10616961
  • (PQKB)11365176
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3327192
  • (OCoLC)781378101
  • (EXLCZ)993450000000003060

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