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Rob Krier URBAN SPACE Foreword by Colin Rowe In memory of Camillo Sitte Written for students of architecture Dedicated to my brother Leon My deepest gratitude to Gudrun for her criticism, corrections and patience First published in Great Britain in 1979 by ACADEMY EDITIONS imprint of the Academy Group Ltd, 42 Leinster Gardens, London W2 3AN English language edition and Foreword Copyright © 1979 Academy Editions London All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced in any man
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  Rob Krier  URBAN SPACE Foreword by Colin Rowe In memory of Camillo Sitte Written for students of architecture Dedicatedto my brother Leon My deepest gratitude to Gudrun for her criticism,corrections and patience First published in Great Britain in 1979 by ACADEMY EDITIONS imprint of theAcademy Group Ltd, 42 Leinster Gardens, London W2 3ANEnglish language edition and Foreword Copyright © 1979 Academy Editions London  All rights reserved  No part of this publication may be reproduced in any manner wha:soever without permission in writing from Academy Editions. 42 Leinster Gardens, London W2 3ANISBN 0 85670 576 4  First published in German in 1975 Translated by Christine Gzechowski and GeorgeBlackFifth impression 1991Printed and bound in Hong Kong CONTENTS FOREWORDby Colin Rowe ................................ 7CHAPTER 1TYPOLOGICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL ELEMENTS OF THE CONCEPT OF URBAN SPACE 1 3 1 INTRODUCTION .......................................... 152 DEFINITION OF THE CONCEPT 'URBAN SPACE' '5- the square ................................................... 17- the street ..................................................... 173 TYPICAL FUNCTIONS OFURBAN SPACES 17- the square ................................................... 19- the street ..................................................... 204 TYPOLOGY OF URBAN SPACE 225 MODULATION OF A GIVEN SPATIAL TYPE ... 236 HOW BUILDING SECTIONS AFFECT URBAN SPACE 247 INTERSECTIONS OF STREETAND SQUARE 288 SPATIAL TYPES AND HOWTHEY MAY BE COMBINED 289 MORPHOLOGICAL SERIES OF URBAN SPACES30- plans of rectangular squareswith variations .. 32- orthogonal plans for squares . . 33- orthogonal plans for squares with central buildings 36- open squares with buildings introduced 37- examples of spaces which are angled, divided, added to or superimposed 40- circuses............................ 41- circuses containing buildingsand modulations of this spatialtype .................................................................. 42- combinations of different typesof circus .................................................... 43- geometrically complex systems .. 46- triangular squares and their derivatives 50  - large-scale composite plans .... 51- large-scale composite forms 59- street plans .............................................. 60- variations and inventions ...................... 6110 EPILOGUE TO THE CHAPTER'THEORY OF URBAN SPACE' . . 62   CHAPTER 2   THE EROSION OF URBAN SPACE IN 20TH CENTURY TOWN PLANNING 63   1 HISTORICAL SUMMARY . 642 CRITIQUE OF PRESENT-DAY PATTERNS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT 833 WHAT MODELS FOR DEVELOPMENT WILL MEET THE FUTURE DEMANDS OF URBAN GROWTH? 83 CHAPTER 3RECONSTRUCTING DEVASTATED URBAN SPACE WITH EXAMPLESFROM THE CITY CENTRE OF STUTTGART ...................................... 87   1 INTRODUCTION - motivation and objectives which gave rise to this study 892 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THETOWN ................................................................. 913 SHORT HISTORY OF STUTTGART 914 PROPOSALS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DEVASTATED URBAN AREAS(GENERAL) ...................................................... 102-station area ...................................................... 105- university area ........................... . .. 108- the Rotebuhlplatz ..................................... 112- Johannesstrasse/Feuersee ..................... 122- the Osterreichische Platz ....................... 123- the Wilhelrnsplatz - the Leonhardsplatz 131- the Charlcttenplatz - the Schlossplatz .. 142- the Staatsgalerie ..................................... 153- the Schlossgarten .................................... 1555 EPILOGUE TO THE CHAPTERRECONSTRUCTING DEVASTATEDURBAN SPACE 157 CHAPTER 4   APPENDIX ................................... 159   6 STUTTGART AND THE AXES OFITS DEVELOPMENT ........................................ 1617 PROJECTS FOR STUTTGART/ LEINFELDEN 1668 POSTSCRIPT FOR ARCHITECTS: 'LET'S PUT ARCHITECTUREBACK IN ITS PROPER PLACE' .. 167 BIBLIOGRAPHY .............................. 173  LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ... 174
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