Lampugnani, Vittorio Magnago; Albrecht, Katrin; Bihlmaier, Helene; Zurfluh, Lukas (Hrsg.)
Urban Design is art and science at the same time. Its practical and theoretical foundations have been collected, articulated and systematised since cities began to appear. The large urban expansion of the 19th century forced the founding of modern urban design as its own discipline. This development was accompanied by an intensive production of manuals, whose zenith lasted until the reconstruction after the Second World War. This book presents a critical history of the urban design manual and lays open connections that have been long disregarded. At the same time, it makes lost knowledge about the city available for fruitful contemporary discussions and today’s practice.