Urban Design in Western Europe: Regime and Architecture, 900-1900

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What makes a city endure and prosper? In this masterful survey of a thousand years of urban architecture, Wolfgang Braunfels identified certain themes common to cities as different as Siena and London, Munich and Venice. Most important is an architecture that expresses the city's personality and most particularly its political personality. Braunfels describes and classifies scores of cities--cathedral cities, city-state, maritime cities, imperial cities--and examines the links between their political and architectural ...

Urban Design in Western Europe: Regime and Architecture, 900-1900 1990, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226071794

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