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By J. C. Moughtin, Taner Oc, Steve Tiesdell

'Urban layout: decoration and ornament' specializes in adorning the town and the way decoration has been used to carry pride to the city scene.The authors exhibit how the development and distribution of highway and sq. and different significant parts within the urban may be stronger by way of the really appropriate use of ornamental floor remedy and via the cautious putting of not easy and smooth panorama positive aspects. This moment version, up-to-date by means of Cliff Moughtin and now on hand in paperback, encompasses a new bankruptcy on dust structure. Case reports of urban ornament also are defined to collect the tips mentioned and to teach how decoration and ornament can be utilized to stress the 5 elements of urban shape: the trail, the node, the sting, the landmark and the district. *Generously illustrated with case studies*New bankruptcy on dust architecture*Part of the profitable Cliff Moughtin city layout sequence

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The visual unity of the original Regent Street was ensured by the consistent use of a classical style and its execution in painted stucco, a building material often regarded as inferior to stone. Nash did, however, manage to design the critical façades that closed vistas and the important accents where the street changes direction. Bacon (1978) remarking on ‘the sinuosity of Regent Street’ suggests that the aesthetic quality of the street may be due to ‘the superb handling of the changes in direction of the street by cylinders and flat domes of the bordering buildings’.

This is a lively waterfront with an imposing presence and a decorative theme which is in keeping with the grand scale. 10 Plan of Regent Street, London Commercial streets because of their function, decorate the city: these are the streets where the quality of design achieved by decoration contributes to business prosperity. The life and movement of pedestrians on the pavement stimulated by the commercial activities, is itself a vital contribution to decorating the city. Commercial streets can take on the classical appearance of the Vitruvian tragic scene or the quaint medieval charm of the market town imbued with the character of the comic scene.

As cities grow or decline, commercial streets may give way to residential functions or vice versa. In addition, at any given time streets may possess two or three of the main functions. However, a street may be classified according to its main characteristic and this is usually clearly distinguished. CIVIC STREETS The civic street lends itself to the decorative treatment associated with the Vitruvian tragic scene. Grand scale in civic streets is achieved using vertical elements. 9 The Rajpath, New Delhi 32 variety of different building types, heights and massing.

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