Cities are among the most enduring and remarkable of human artefacts. This study explains how and why cities took the shape they did. Professor ...Show synopsisCities are among the most enduring and remarkable of human artefacts. This study explains how and why cities took the shape they did. Professor Kostof focuses on a number of themes - organic patterns, the grid, the city as diagram, the grand manner and the skyline - and interprets the hidden order of urban patterns. Photographs, historical views and specially commissioned drawings depict a global mosaic of citybuilding: the shaping of medieval Siena; the creation of New Delhi as the crown of the Raj; the remodelling of Moscow as the self-styled capital of world socialism and the transformation of the skyline as religious and civic symbols yield to the towers of corporate business.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very Good+ 352 page slightly oversize quality trade paperback,...Very Good+ 352 page slightly oversize quality trade paperback, includes a photo-illustrated frontispiece, a lot of pictures (quite a few in color) and illustrations, and an Index. From the Introduction: "This book is an architectural historian's attempt to make accessible, to architects, urban designers, and the general public, the universal experience of making cities. It is about urban form and urban process. More specifically, it is a discussion of some patterns and elements of urban form SEEN IN A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. The emphasis is critical...What concerns me has to do with how and why cities took the shape they did. Which is to say that I am not engaged with form in the abstract, or with form studied for its behavioral possibilities, but with form as a receptacle of meaning. And architectural meaning is ultimately always lodged in history, in cultural contexts." Very nice copy: spine square/no creasing/minor bumping at head/two small surface chips at back hinge, covers have minor rubbing and corner/edge creasing, one blindstamp on 1st page else the book is in excellent condition with NO markings throughout. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder. Very Good+.
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