The City Shaped
Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History New edition
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City Shaped by Spiro Kostof
Book DescriptionCities 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500280997
(254mm x 228mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents a universal history of the elements of cities: streets, public spaces, urban divisions, and the borders of city and countryside. A companion volume to "The City Shaped" which dealt with cities as complete entities, this book follows the evolution of their components.
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