Discover Paris's architectural wonders like a nativeon foot! This deck contains 25 walking adventures thatintroduce users to the city's one-of-a-kind buildings, parks, and monuments. Featuring insider information on historicstructures like the Eiffel Tower as well as superb examples of work by famous designers such as Le Corbusier, eachcard also includes a handy map and vibrant photos of select locations. Walks include: Louvre Museum Art Nouveau Residences Palaces and Gardens of Versailles Revolutionary Churches And more!
Packed with 25 walking adventures, this unique guide uncovers the Big Apple's most breathtaking buildings, parks, and monuments! Each page focuses on a specific area and features helpful background information, detailed walking instructions, a full-color map, and stunning photography. Covering both landmark structures and little-known wonders, this is the perfect gift for design-savvy travelers and adventurous locals alike. Walks include: Greenwich Village Empire State Building Central Park World Trade Center Site And more!
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Shanghai is China’s most cosmopolitan city and it is a fascinating blend of old and new. Visitors can find everything from charming art deco style buildings and traditional Chinese architecture to some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. Once called the “Paris of the East”, Shanghai is once again bustling with new developments up along the Bund and in the Pudong area. The walks featured in this handy volume will enable readers to appreciate Shanghai’s heritage and have a better understanding of its built environment.
Paris is a perfect city to explore à pied, and this ebook is designed for just that. On each page you'll find an illustrated map and, on the flip side, insider info on where to eat, drink, stop, and shop. With these 50 self-guided walking adventures you can explore historic sites, from the Arc de Triomphe to the Musée du Louvre, as well as uncover lesser-known gems, from open-air markets and intimate cafes to small museums with world-class art. Choose any page, and Paris is yours for the taking.
Sociologists have long noted that dynamism is an essential part of the urban way of life. However, walking as a significant social activity and crucial research method (in spite of its ubiquity as part of urban life) has often been overlooked. This volume considers walking in the city from a variety of perspectives, in a variety of places and with a variety of methods, to engage with the question of how walking can contribute to the sociological imagination and reveal sociological knowledge. Bringing together new research on sites across Europe, Walking in the European City addresses the nature of everyday mobility in contemporary urban settings, shedding light not only on the ways in which walking relates to other social institutions and practices, but also as a method for studying urban life. With attention to intersections of race and ethnicity, gender and class, as well as the manner in which processes of gentrification transform urban space, this book examines questions of access to public places, exploring the ways in which urban dwellers’ use of and relation to neighbourhood spaces are shaped by inequalities of status and power. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, geography and anthropology with interests in urban studies, mobility and research methods.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Without a doubt one of the world’s greatest cities, London is inexhaustible in the riches it has to offer. And all its finest sights – from its Roman ruins, royal palaces, churches and abbeys, to the temples of commerce, street markets, parks and gardens – are, as many have learned, best discovered on foot. Let author Gregory Byrne Bracken guide you through this complexity with a series of insider’s tours specially designed to take in the very best of the city. Each of the walks, varying from an hour’s duration to two, is packed with sights, and where one walk ends, the next one picks up – so you make the most of your time in this great city. The stories of ambition, empire, love, death and creative genius will deepen your appreciation of London; the drawings will let you see its world-famous icons in an exhilarating new light. So whether you are just getting to know the city or reacquainting yourself with it, A Walking Tour London is your ideal companion. 14 fascinating walks through London’s various districts, including The City, Westminster, Covent Garden, Southwark and Chelsea Over 90 hand-drawn illustrations of the city’s greatest sights Detailed street maps Recommendations for not-to-be-missed landmarks, night walks, best views, food and drink, and places to shop
Twenty centuries of revolution, artistic genius, and daily toil have forged Paris as we know it today. To experience the richness of this much-loved city is to understand its history, its cultural heritage, and the palpable energy that has tome to define it. The specialist authors of this exquisite volume, all Parisians by birth or inclination, offer personal insights into all facets of their City : from Paris's turbulent and bloody history and the gritty reality of medieval life on its streets, to the magnificent architectural plans of kings and emperors, daring urbanists, and modern architects. Paris is a celebration of the capital's cultural riches - from sculpture and painting to literature and cinema - and the ambiance and savoir faire of this elegant city. The wonderfully original illustrations throughout capture the essence of Paris. From behind-the-scenes at the Louvre to smoky jazz clubs, and from battles in barricaded streets to the sinuous vindings of the Seine, this book is the ultimate indulgence in the insatiable love affair that is Paris.
"Offers an intense scholarly experience in its comprehensiveness, its variety of voices and its formal organization... the editors took a risk, experimented and have delivered a much-needed resource that upends the status-quo." - Architectural Histories, journal of the European Architectural History Network "Architectural theory interweaves interdisciplinary understandings with different practices, intentions and ways of knowing. This handbook provides a lucid and comprehensive introduction to this challenging and shifting terrain, and will be of great interest to students, academics and practitioners alike." - Professor Iain Borden, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture "In this collection, architectural theory expands outward to interact with adjacent discourses such as sustainability, conservation, spatial practices, virtual technologies, and more. We have in The Handbook of Architectural Theory an example of the extreme generosity of architectural theory. It is a volume that designers and scholars of many stripes will welcome." - K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Harvard University The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades. Bringing into dialogue a range of geographically, institutionally and historically competing positions, it examines and explores parallel debates in related fields. The book is divided into eight sections: Power/Difference/Embodiment Aesthetics/Pleasure/Excess Nation/World/Spectacle History/Memory/Tradition Design/Production/Practice Science/Technology/Virtuality Nature/Ecology/Sustainability City/Metropolis/Territory. Creating openings for future lines of inquiry and establishing the basis for new directions for education, research and practice, the book is organized around specific case studies to provide a critical, interpretive and speculative enquiry into the relevant debates in architectural theory.
A tribute to London's architectural heritage uses a thematic approach to its coverage of architectural elements and features the expertise of two University of Westminster School of Architecture lecturers, in a lavishly photographed survey that is complemented by twelve recommended walking tours. Original.
Wander along Amsterdam's sparkling canals, soak up the village vibes and cosmopolitan culture, and experience Amsterdam like a local: on foot! Walk through the city's coolest neighborhoods like the Center, Westerpark, the Jordaan, De Pijp, and more, with color-coded stops and turn-by-turn directions Find your scene with top ten lists for restaurants, nightlife, museums, and more Get to know the real Amsterdam: Stroll the canals and admire postmodern architecture or peruse unique boutiques in the buzzing central district. Make like a local and rent a bike, ride along busy boulevards, and break for a picnic at a public park. Sip a tripel or witbier at a traditional brewery or artisanal coffee at an outdoor café. Uncover the city's history in its many museums or check out contemporary art exhibits in industrial-style galleries. Feast on a farm-to-table spread at a trendy restaurant and dance the night away to DJ sets at the city's popular nightclubs Escape the crowds at locally-loved spots and under-the-radar favorites Explore on the go with foldout maps of each route and a removable full-city map, all in a handy guide that fits in your pocket With creative routes, public transit options, and a full-city map, you can experience Amsterdam at your own pace without missing a beat. Hit the ground running with more Walks guides, like Moon Barcelona Walks, Moon Berlin Walks, Moon New York City Walks, Moon London Walks, Moon Paris Walks, and Moon Rome Walks.