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Jazz, improvisation, and streetscapes : guidelines for in-fill development

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dc.contributor.advisor Anne Whiston Spirn. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jones, Timothy Germain, 1973- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-09T21:21:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-09T21:21:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/67547
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2001. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 92). en_US
dc.description.abstract How can we design in-fill buildings that are frankly new and dynamic, yet respectful and engaging of the context of the streetscape? Improvisational jazz is a form of music whose practitioners seek to integrate the familiar and the novel into a unified composition. Certain practices guide performers in achieving these dynamic syntheses of new and old. These practices may provide fresh insights into achieving such a synthesis in the streetscape. This thesis examines the elements, composition, and practices of improvisational jazz for potential application to the compositions of streetscapes, specifically the design of in-fill buildings. It analyzes analogous elements, composition, and practices in the design of the building facades, tests these ideas in an analysis of two case studies, and makes recommendations for urban design. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Timothy Germain Jones. en_US
dc.format.extent 92 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Jazz, improvisation, and streetscapes : guidelines for in-fill development en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 50593339 en_US


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