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Ellin, Nan

Works: 17 works in 122 publications in 4 languages and 2,933 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Nan Ellin
Most widely held works by Nan Ellin
Postmodern urbanism by Nan Ellin( )

51 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While architecture has figured centrally in discussions of postmodernism, urban design has been largely overlooked. This engaging and important work by Nan Ellin fills that void by presenting a lucid account of what postmodernism means for the design of large-scale environments and for those who design and inhabit them. The book begins with the most thorough survey to date of recent Western urban design theory from the townscape movement to participatory architecture
Good urbanism : six steps to creating prosperous places by Nan Ellin( )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We all have a natural nesting instinct—we know what makes a good place. And a consensus has developed among urban planners and designers about the essential components of healthy, prosperous communities. So why aren’t these ideals being put into practice? In Good Urbanism, Nan Ellin identifies the obstacles to creating thriving environments, and presents a six-step process to overcome them: prospect, polish, propose, prototype, promote, present. She argues that we need to reach beyond conventional planning to cultivate good ideas and leverage the resources to realize them. Ellin illustrates the process with ten exemplary projects, from Envision Utah to Open Space Seattle. Each case study shows how to pair vision with practicality, drawing on our best natural instincts and new planning tools."--Publisher description
Architecture of fear( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Examines the ways in which the contemporary landscape is shaped by our society's preoccupation with fear, as apparent in home design, security systems, gated communities, semi-public spaces (shopping malls, theme parks, casinos, office atriums), zoning regulations, and cyberspace. This fixation also manifests itself in efforts to provide public parks but control the problem of homelessness. The essayists in Architecture of fear explain that such disjointed efforts exacerbate rather than eradicate the sources and perception of fear and insecurity. Thus, in contrast to alarmist, apocalyptic treatments, the contributors offer concrete, level-headed suggestions for proaction, not reaction, to counter both real (actual crime) and perceived (media-magnified) problems in contemporary society
Integral urbanism by Nan Ellin( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Integral Urbanism' is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism intended for planners and architects looking for new models to improve the quality of urban life. The model that Ellin proposes stands as an antidote to the problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture (and architecture) of fear in cities, and a disregard for environmental issues. Moving away from the escapist and reactive tendencies of modern and postmodern planning, Ellin champions an 'integral' approach, arguing that we should work towards the re-integration of urban milieus that planners and architects typically conceive of as being separate from each other. Hers is a fundamentally ecological approach, looking at places as parts of larger settings and environments. In designing cities, planners and architects need to consider what surrounds the site in order to see that the barriers between spaces are, in reality, porous. Then we can re-conceptualize how we design urban space, integrating seemingly incongruous small sites as well as larger regions."--Publisher description
PHX : Phoenix 21st century city( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phoenix: 21st Century City is the fourth book in Booth-Clibborn Editions international series on new emerging cities for art, design and architecture. These books capture the time when cities are going through change, reinvention and a movement toward vibrancy. Thanks to its majestic desert setting, appealing climate, and abundant economic opportunity, the Phoenix metropolitan area is the fastest growing in the United States and projected to double in population over the next two decades. In recent years, exponential growth has combined with an historically independent spirit, potential for self-(re)invention, and relatively low cost of living to attract an impressive concentration of creative people while also inspiring and nurturing homegrown talent. As a result, the Phoenix metropolitan area has seen a flourishing of expressive arts of all kinds along with concurrent transformations in urban form and lifestyle. Phoenix: 21st Century City captures this historic moment and youthful energy of the Phoenix region as it evolves into a vibrant world-class metropolis with a unique character. This book takes the contemporary pulse highlighting outstanding examples of painting, sculpture, architecture, urban design, fashion design, product and graphic design, and public art. Photographic and written essays portray the larger context in which this artistic production is emerging featuring the tension between rapid urbanization and limited natural resources, the dynamics of population churn, the freedoms and constraints of car culture, the revitalization of urban centers, and the influences of American Indian and Latino cultures." --
Defining sustainability( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good urbansim : six steps to creating prosperous places by Nan Ellin( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a usable past : urban design in a French new town by Nan Ellin( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slash city by Nan Ellin( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodern urbanism by Nan Ellin( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Canalscape : an authentic & sustainable desert urbanism for metro Phoenix by Nan Ellin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Good Urbansim: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places (Metropolitan Planning + Design) by Nan Ellin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

You zhi cheng shi zhu yi : Chuang jian fan rong chang suo de liu ge bu zhou = Good urbanism |e six steps to creating prosperous places by Nan Ellin( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Postmoderni urbanizam by Nan Ellin( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Serbian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thresholds of fear : embracing the urban shadow by Nan Ellin( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

En imparfaite santé : la médicalisation de l'architecture by Mirko Zardini( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Elin, Nan

Nan Ellin