"Today's guest speaker . . . was Camillo Sitte"
Camillo Sitte
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     Art historian and architect, Camillo Sitte (1843-1903) received much attention in 1889 with the publication of his book City Planning According to Artistic Principles. The richly illustrated book emphasized the creation of an irregular urban structure with spacious plazas enhanced by monuments and other aesthetic elements.