The Ludic City

The Ludic City
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
Category Architecture
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781134143962
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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This international and illustrated work challenges current writings focussing on the problems of urban public space to present a more nuanced and dialectical conception of urban life. Detailed and extensive international urban case studies show how urban open spaces are used for play, which is defined and discussed using Caillois' four-part definition – competition, chance, simulation and vertigo. Stevens explores and analyzes these case studies according to locations where play has been observed: paths, intersections, thresholds, boundaries and props. Applicable to a wide-range of countries and city forms, The Ludic City is a fascinating and stimulating read for all who are involved or interested in the design of urban spaces.

The Ludic City
  • Author : Quentin Stevens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-04-11

This international and illustrated work challenges current writings focussing on the problems of urban public space to present a more nuanced and dialectical conception of urban life. Detailed and extensive international urban case studies show how urban open spaces are used for play, which is defined and discussed using Caillois'

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The Ludic City
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

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The Ludic City  Thinking Through Geographies of Encounter
  • Author : Shaun Teo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015

Abstract : This thesis is interested in the ludic city, which it takes to be a clarion call for an urban world that enchants its inhabitants through playful encounter. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

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Activating Urban Waterfronts
  • Author : Quentin Stevens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15

Activating Urban Waterfronts shows how urban waterfronts can be designed, managed and used in ways that can make them more inclusive, lively and sustainable. The book draws on detailed examination of a diversity of waterfronts from cities across Europe, Australia and Asia, illustrating the challenges of connecting these waterfront precincts

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City of Play
  • Author : Rodrigo Pérez de Arce
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-31

City of Play shows how play is built into the very fabric of the modern city. From playgrounds to theme parks, skittle alleys to swimming pools, to the countless uncontrolled spaces which the urban habitat affords – play is by no means just a childhood affair. A myriad essentially unproductive playful

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Public Space Design and Social Cohesion
  • Author : Patricia Aelbrecht,Quentin Stevens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22

Social cohesion is often perceived as being under threat from the increasing cultural and economic differences in contemporary cities and the increasing intensity of urban life. Public space, in its role as the main stage for social interactions between strangers, clearly plays a role in facilitating or limiting opportunities for

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The Player s Power to Change the Game
  • Author : Anne-Marie Schleiner
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-31

In recent decades, what could be considered a gamification of the world has occurred, as the ties between games and activism, games and war, and games and the city grow ever stronger. In this book, Anne-Marie Schleiner explores a concept she calls 'ludic mutation', a transformative process in which the

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Ground up City
  • Author : Liane Lefaivre
  • Publisher : 010 Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007

With "Ground-Up City," author Liane Lefaivre has developed a theoretical model for tackling playgrounds as an urban strategy. She starts with a historical overview of play and the ludic in art, architecture and urban design, focusing particularly on postwar playgrounds realized in Amsterdam as joint ventures between Aldo van Eyck,

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Insurgent Public Space
  • Author : Jeffrey Hou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-04-21

Winner of the EDRA book prize for 2012. In cities around the world, individuals and groups are reclaiming and creating urban sites, temporary spaces and informal gathering places. These ‘insurgent public spaces’ challenge conventional views of how urban areas are defined and used, and how they can transform the city environment.

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Memorials as Spaces of Engagement
  • Author : Quentin Stevens,Karen A. Franck
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11

Memorials are more diverse in design and subject matter than ever before. No longer limited to statues of heroes placed high on pedestals, contemporary memorials engage visitors in new, often surprising ways, contributing to the liveliness of public space. In Memorials as Spaces of Engagement Quentin Stevens and Karen A.

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Creative Milieux
  • Author : Quentin Stevens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02

The so-called ‘creative industries’ are increasingly being presented as an important tool of urban regeneration and economic development. Until now, research on the clustering of such activities has been limited to economics, geography and urban policy. This book is the first to gather together emerging research in urban design and

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Peter Ackroyd
  • Author : J. Gibson,J. Wolfreys
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2000-04-07

Peter Ackroyd: The Ludic and Labyrinthine Text offers the reader the first major critical study in English of one of Britain's most inventive, playful and significant writers of the twentieth century. This study playfully, yet rigorously engages with these aspects of literary stylistics and personal and national identity so important

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Cataract City
  • Author : Craig Davidson
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03

Owen and Duncan are childhood friends who've grown up in picturesque Niagara Falls--known to them by the grittier name Cataract City. As the two know well, there's more to the bordertown than meets the eye: behind the gaudy storefronts and sidewalk vendors, past the hawkers of tourist T-shirts and cheap

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Loose Space
  • Author : Karen Franck,Quentin Stevens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-10-16

In cities around the world people use a variety of public spaces to relax, to protest, to buy and sell, to experiment and to celebrate. Loose Space explores the many ways that urban residents, with creativity and determination, appropriate public space to meet their own needs and desires. Familiar or

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Games and Rules
  • Author : Beat Suter,Mela Kocher,René Bauer
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-03-31

Why do we play games and why do we play them on computers? The contributors of »Games and Rules« take a closer look at the core of each game and the motivational system that is the game mechanics. Games are control circuits that organize the game world with their (joint)

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