The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History (Paperback)Spiro Kostof (author)
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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.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1500 g
Dimensions: 254 x 228 x 29 mm
'Splendidly illustrated, vividly written' - Architects Journal
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