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The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History

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Cities 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.
Request Code : ZLIBIO3382273
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Year:
1991
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Language:
English
Pages:
352
ISBN 10:
0500280991
ISBN 13:
9780500280997
ISBN:
9780500280997,0500280991

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