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Cities Full From Jakarta to Leiden, from Buenos Aires to New York, architecture provides much more than shelter—it provides considerable cultural, political, and philosophical meaning as well. With Cities Full of Symbols,Peter J. M. Nas brings together internationally renowned sociologists, social geographers, and historians to debate the role of architectural symbols in the urban landscape. Looking specifically at 9/11 memorial designs, the design of the city of Cape Town as a remnant of Dutch colonialism, and the image of the ship washed ashore by a tsunami in Banda Aceh, this volume will be of interest to scholars of architecture, urban design, and policymaking.

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Cities full of Symbols : A Theory of Urban Space and Culture……Page 2
Contents……Page 6
1. Introduction Variety of Symbols……Page 8
2. Emotion in the Symbolic Spectrum of Colombo, Sri Lanka……Page 28
3. Squares, Water and Historic Buildings The Transforming Power of City Marketing on Urban Symbolism in Ghent, Belgium……Page 56
4. Urban Symbolism in Yogyakarta In Search of the Lost Symbol……Page 86
5. The Changing Image of Gda´nsk, Poland From Regained Homeland to Multicultural City……Page 108
6. Obelisk and Axis Urban Symbolism of Buenos Aires……Page 128
7. A Touch of Tragedy Pre- and Post-Tsunami Symbolism in Banda Aceh, Indonesia……Page 154
8. Imagining Modernity Memory, Space and Symbolism of The Hague……Page 174
9. Urban Symbolism and the New Urbanism of Indonesia……Page 188
10. Kudus and Blitar A Tale of Two Javanese Iconic Cities……Page 198
11. Jakarta through Poetry……Page 218
12.History in Bronze Competing Memories and Symbolic Representation in Albuquerque,New Mexico……Page 242
13.The Resilient City New York after 9/11 and the New WTC Designs……Page 260
14.Conclusion Feeling at Home in the City and the Codification of Urban Symbolism Research……Page 284
Contributors……Page 294
Index……Page 298

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