Interior public space : on the mazes in the network of an urbanist
Maurice Harteveld (Author)
Print Book, English, 2014
Delft University of Technology, Faculty Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, Delft, 2014
615 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Book 1. The interior. Thinking outside the box ; Analysing spatial composition and metropolitan use ; Interpretations ; The culturalist approach ; The societalist approach ; Delineations of this research
Book 2. The public. Modern PubliCity ; Public issues and politics ; Republic rebirths and publicly-owned space ; The new topographic map of the city
Book 3. The space. Debating spatial qualities ; Government's space vs. people's space ; Fear for the real ; Interior urbanism
Book 4. The arcade. Early passageways ; Galerie de Bois: transforming public space ; A need for public space ; Shifts of focus ; Covered streets and civic symbolism ; (Re- )Planing urban cores
Book 5. The bazaar. Early market places ; Ottoman outposts on Byzantine bases ; Qayşariya: re-conceptualising old designs ; From imperial showcases to everyday shops ; Curiosities and connotations ; Main street east
Book 6. The mall. Early leisure spaces ; Promenades and shaded walks ; Southdale Center: modernist's revolt to evolution ; Booming business ; City mall and mall city ; Malling, remalling or demalling
Book 7. The skyway. Early overhead street galleries ; The birth of covered public footbridges ; Past cities of tomorrow ; Northstar Skyways: realising an urban utopia ; Layering the Twin Cities ; The sky is the limit
Book 8. The subway. Early underground corridors ; Underway in the metropolis ; Down-Town connections ; Rockefeller Concourse: creating a city in a city ; Making the crowd go down ; Light, at the end?
Book 9. The multipliCity. Epistles in retrospective ; Evolutionary relations ; Networks of people ; Let's design
"A scientific journey of a designer, following the evolution of Greco-Roman thoughts, through some remarkable Indo-European cities, including those in The Americas, crossing the Turkic and Arabic spheres in their proximity, and abridging to the Japanese capital as introductory exemplar, to reconstruct today's reasoning on public interiors by means of defining types, interrelating people and actions, describing socio-spatial transformations, and comprehending cultural meaning."
"In nine books."