The Art of Building Cities: City Building According to Its Artistic Fundamentals. Front Cover. Camillo Sitte. Reinhold Publishing Corporation, – Art, Municipal. Camillo Sitte (17 April – 16 November ) was an Austrian architect, painter and urban He was an art historian and architect. For Sitte, the most important is not the architectural shape or form of each building, but the inherent creative quality of urban space, Camillo Sitte and the Birth of Modern City Planning. Camillo Sitte’s Art of Building Cities belongs to that rare class of books which not only create an immediate sensation at the time of publication but also later on.
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The Art of Building Cities: City Building According to Its Artistic Fundamentals by Camillo Sitte
Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Art of Building Cities: Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Camillo Sitte was a noted Austrian architect, painter and theoretician who exercised great influence on the development of urban planning in Europe and the Off States.
Sitte strongly criticized the current emphasis on broad, straight boulevards, public squares arranged primarily for the convenience of traffic, and efforts to strip major public or religious landmarks of adjoining smaller structures regarded as encumbering such monuments of the past.
Sitte proposed instead to od what he believed to be the design objectives of those whose streets and buildings shaped medieval cities.
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He advocated curving or irregular street alignments to provide ever-changing vistas. He called for T-intersections to reduce the number of possible conflicts among streams of moving traffic.
He pointed out the advantages of what came to be know as “turbine squares”–civic spaces served by streets entering in such a way as to resemble a pin-wheel in plan. His teachings became widely accepted in Austria, Germany, and Scandinavia, and in less than a decade his style of urban design came to be accepted as the norm in those countries.
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