The City Shaped (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
1999-03-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Medarbetare
Tobias, Richard (ill.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
Richard Tobias
Illustrationer
313 Illustrations, black and white; 39 Illustrations, color
Dimensioner
260 x 230 x 30 mm
Vikt
1400 g
ISBN
9780500280997
The City Shaped (häftad)

The City Shaped

Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History

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Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this classic study of cities explains how and why cities - among the most enduring and remarkable of all human artefacts - 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 vividly 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. This is an enthralling book, of vital interest to architects, planners and social historians.
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  1. Den bästa boken om stadsbyggnadshistoria?
    Mats Hultman, 1 mars 2019

    Kanske den bästa berättelse om stadens historia som finns tillgänglig, åtminstone i ett någorlunda begränsat format. Kostof berättar med en blandning av kronologi och tematisk upplägg om städers uppbyggnad och framväxt. Relativt lättläst.

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Spiro Konstantine Kostof was a leading architectural historian, and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His books continue to be widely read and many are routinely used in collegiate courses on architectural history.

Innehållsförteckning

Organic patterns; the grid; the city as diagram; the grand manner; the urban skyline.