The Death and Life of Great American Cities (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
598
Utgivningsdatum
2011-09-13
Upplaga
50th Anniversary ed
Förlag
Modern Library Inc
Medarbetare
Epstein, Jason
Dimensioner
196 x 127 x 38 mm
Vikt
612 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780679644330
The Death and Life of Great American Cities (inbunden)

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Thirty years after its publication, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" was described by "The New York Times" as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.
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