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Spatial analysis and social spaces

Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments

Ed. by Paliou, Eleftheria / Lieberwirth, Undine / Polla, Silvia

Series:Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt 18

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    Aims and Scope

    In the past decade a range of formal spatial analysis methods has been developed for the study of human engagement, experience and socialisation within the built environment. Many, although not all, of these emanate from the fields of architectural and urban studies, and draw upon social theories of space that lay emphasis on the role of visibility, movement, and accessibility in the built environment. These approaches are now gaining in popularity among researchers of prehistoric and historic built spaces and are given increasingly more weight in the interpretation of past urban environments.

    Spatial Analysis and Social Spaces brings together contributions from specialists in archaeology, social theory, and urban planning who explore the theoretical and methodological frameworks associated with the application of new and established spatial analysis methods in past built environments. The focus is mainly on more recent computer-based approaches and on techniques such as access analysis, visibility graph analysis, isovist analysis, agent-based models of pedestrian movement, and 3D visibility approaches. The contributors to this volume examine the relationship between space and social life from many different perspectives, and provide illuminating examples from the archaeology of Greece, Italy and Cyprus, in which intra-site analysis offers valuable insights into the built spaces and societies under study.

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    viii, 320 pages
    Div. Abb.
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keywords:
    2D and 3D Spatial Analysis; Space Syntax Analysis; Visibility; Movement; Accessibility

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    Eleftheria Paliou, Undine Lieberwirth and Silvia Polla,Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

    "This book offers up-to-date methods of assessing how humans experience both spaces and structures, and perspectives on what those experiences mean."
    Mary Hollinshead in: BMCR 2015.01.52

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