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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.
THAMES & HUDSON
|Antall sider||352||Dimensjoner||22,8cm x 25,4cm x 3,2cm|
|Vekt||1540 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Illustratør||Richard Tobias||Emner og form||Social & cultural history, City & town planning - architectural aspects, History of art / art & design styles|