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The European Town Square as an Ideal Place, or Camillo Sitte Revisited

ContributorsLévy, Bertrand
Published inEnvironment, land society – architectonics, vol. 1, no. 2, p. 24-37
Publication date2008

The Urban Square is first considered as a place and even a high place of the European town. Criteria established by Camillo Sitte regarding the ideal urban square are then discussed from a morphologic and aesthetic point of view. These criteria are interpreted in the context of more contemporary functions and uses, and Sitte's criteria are either validated or invalidated.

  • Urban square
  • Ideal square
  • Place
  • Form
  • Functions
  • Uses
  • Camillo Sitte
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LÉVY, Bertrand. The European Town Square as an Ideal Place, or Camillo Sitte Revisited. In: Environment, land society – architectonics, 2008, vol. 1, n° 2, p. 24–37.
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ISSN of the journal1662-5870

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