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Placemaking Network Spring Series: The Observers

March 2, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: This meeting is free and open to all
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Placemaking Network Spring Series: The Observers

The Observers: The Renaissance, Camillo Sitte, Art Historians

These writers focus primarily on the FORM of successful public spaces and simply document them or attempt to tease out of their observations some prescriptive notes on why the observer thinks they are successful. The talk will focus on the godfather of placemaking, Camillo Sitte, and bring Renaissance thinkers like Alberti & Palladio into the conversation, along with more contemporary observers like Gordon Cullen, Ed Bacon, William MacDonald, and Spiro Kostoff.


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