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The Ideal City

Author: Helen Rosenau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135676399
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The concept of the 'ideal city' is, perhaps, more important today - when planners and architects are so firmly confined by considerations of our immediate environment - than ever before. Yet it is a concept which has profoundly influenced the western world throughout history, both as a regulative model and as an inspiration. Rosenau traces the progress of the concept from biblical sources through the hellenistic and Roman empires to the Renaissance and the later Age of Enlightenment, when the emphasis shifted from religious to social considerations. She goes on to discuss the resultant nineteenth-century ideal planning, when the idea of social betterment was approached with a specific and conscious effort. This book was first published in 1983.

Conservation And Sustainability In Historic Cities

Author: Dennis Rodwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470759518
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Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural conservation and how its perceived relevance and level of attainment can be extended when harnessed to wider agendas of sustainability and cultural identity. It tests the achievement of urban conservation through examples from across Europe and further afield and relates them to the sustainability agenda.

Italomania S

Author: Giuseppe Galigani
Publisher: Polistampa
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This volume collects the proceedings of the conference dedicated to Italian Literature and England, sponsored by two American universities, Georgetown and Kent State, and organized by Michael J. Collins, Marcello Fantoni and Giuseppe Galigani. The conference was held in Fiesole and Florence, where some twenty scholars from various universities (Georgetown, Harvard, Kent State, Michigan, Rutgers, Wales, Bologna, Brescia, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice) convened for two days, June 20-21, 2005, to deliver their lectures. The essays of this collection are roughly ordered according to the chronological sequence of Italian authors and provide a rich if not complete panorama of the interchange between Italian Literature and the English speaking world, ranging from Dante to Montale and from Chaucer to Seamus Heaney. Table of Contents: Michael Collins, Acknowledgements; Giuseppe Galigani, Introduction; Piero Boitani, Chaucer and the Italians; Claudia Corti, Blake and Dante. Hellish Serpents and Devilish Serpentines; John Pfordresher, The Uncanny Echo: Pre-Raphaelite Fiction and Italian Literature; Franco Marucci, Dante and Ruskin; Alessandro Serpieri, Eliot and Dante; Michael Collins, Ars Poetica: Seamus Heaney and Dante; Giuseppe Galigani, Keat's Isabella: Boccaccio's 'Echo in the North Wind Sung'; Lilla Crisafulli, Mary Shelley's Valperga and Women's Historical Revisionism; Keir Elam, "At the cubiculo": Shakespeare's Problems with Italian Language and Culture; Michael Wyatt, Reading between the Lines of John Florio's Italian Books; Mario Domenichelli, Machiavelli in Shakespeare's Roman Dyptich; Inge Botteri, Della Casa e il Galateo; Stefano U. Baldassari, Whose Paradise? The Condition of Women in Renaissance Utopias; Sergio Zatti, Tasso e l'eredità epico-romanzesca in Inghilterra; Michael Scott, Jennifer Scott, Moral Conflict in John Marston's The Malcontent and Agnolo Bronzino's An Allegory with Venus and Cupid; John G. Demaray, Galileo, John Milton, Samuel Purchas and the New Cosmology; Paul L. Gaston, Many Rooms, Many Views: Making Sense of Place; Ernesto Livorni, Montale traduttore di Eliot: una questione di belief; David Gewanter, Eugenio Montale, Robert Lowell and the Passionate Imperium.

Possible Worlds

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This book sheds light on the utopian vision of French author Louis-Sebastien Mercier (1740-1814).