For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, offers tools and case studies that preservationists and planners can learn from in implementing preservation projects or plans in cities large and small. This book is a must read for anyone working in or interested in these fields and the creation and maintenance of livable cities.
Dispelling the lurid stereotypes portrayed in fiction, Alain Corbin depicts prostitution in nineteenth-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business Corbin reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that the factory served manufacturing: it provided an institution for the efficient and profitable sale of services.
A novel of naval life in Napoleonic France. After forty years of piracy on Eastern seas, Citizen Peyrol returns to his native France, a country now ravaged and scarred by revolution and war. Looking for peace in which to end his days, he withdraws to a safe harbor in a remote farmhouse on Escampobar Peninsula, which looks out to the distant Mediterranean, where the lovely Arlette lives with her aunt and the revolutionary Scevola. But the arrival of young Lieutenant Real calls Peyrol once again to action in a mission of danger, patriotism and heroism.
A second chance… When Dr. Tori Wells arrives to speak at a conference in France, she finally feels as if her dreams are coming true! Until her ex-husband Dr. Ben Wells turns up unexpectedly…Ben might be a changed man after his pride nearly destroyed his career, but one thing certainly hasn't changed: the way Tori makes him feel.Reunited in Paris, the city of love, Ben and Tori are forced to share the secrets that tore them apart seven years ago. Dare they take another chance on their future–together?
Tashkent, the southernmost metropolis of millions in the Soviet Union, is a city redolent with architectural contrasts and para doxes. Home to the most beautiful prefabricated buildings in the world, it features a prominent urban duality predicated upon the oriental Old City and the Russian New City. Never was this contrast brought into sharper focus than during the severe earthquake of 1966 which left the New City relatively unscathed but the Old City in ruins. Yet one respite was offered: a rebuilding effort which triggered an upsurge of innovation. The city thus became the face of seismic modernism - unprece dented in history, the earthquake stimulated the modernisation of urban development in Tashkent. Architects incorporated regional building traditions in their social ist modern designs, including the visually intriguing facade mosaics attributed to the little-known Zharsky brothers. The rebuild ing of Tashkent provides a perfect example of Soviet ideas about urban planning - in which technical standardisation and social require ments were no more of a contradiction than the design of experimental living concepts and the simultaneous search for an expression of national identity in building. Tashkent thus represents a unique example of radical urban redevelopment in a Soviet megacity with standard designs.
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Lessons in love Sleek city animals like successful attorney Nicholas Reynolds were a rare species in Leigh's quiet hometown. But Nicholas had a mission: as a favor to an old family friend, he planned to help Leigh's wayward little brother out of a scrape… .In return, he demanded that Leigh must work for him! However would Leigh, a plain-speaking country girl, fare in the big, bad city-lin the hands of Nicholas, a sophisticated man with too much charm for his own good? And worse, he seemed determined to use all of that charm on Leigh… .
In the wake of her run-in with Batman and the loss of someone very dear to her, Catwoman turns over a new leaf. Kind of. She teams with a new running buddy named Spark, and together they're taking Gotham City, literally! However, when Catwoman runs into Dollhouse, a psychotic who kidnaps children from the streets of Gotham City, a rage awakens in her that nobodyknew existed, not even herself!DC's sexiest anti-hero continues her adventures here with writer Judd Winick (BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD) and artist Guillem March (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS)!
Only got a few days in the ravishing City of Light? This lulu of a city is regarded as the most beautiful in all Europe, but while she can be sweet and coquettish, she can also be a snooty grande dame. We've taken her over our knee and she's promised to behave. So, crack open a bottle, it's champagne time for Loulou...