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The City: A Dictionary of Quotable Thoughts on Cities and Urban Life (Hardback)
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The City: A Dictionary of Quotable Thoughts on Cities and Urban Life (Hardback)

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Hardback 458 Pages / Published: 30/12/2013
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The City is the best, funniest, saddest, and most thought-provoking compilation ever assembled on the urban scene. James A. Clapp has arranged more than three thousand quotations-epigrams, epithets, verses, proverbs, scriptural references, witticisms, lyrics, literary references, and historical observations-on urban life from antiquity until the present. These quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of more than one thousand writers throughout history.

This volume, with contributions from speakers, poets, song writers, politicians philosophers, scientists, religious leaders, historians, social scientists, humorists, architects, journalists, and travelers from and to many lands is designed to be used by writers, speechmakers, students, and scholars on cities and urban life. Clapp's text is striking for its sharp contrasts of urban and rural life and the urbanization process in different historical times and geographical areas.

This second edition includes four hundred new entries, updated birth dates and occupations of quoted authors, and an expanded and updated introduction and preface. Clapp also added new introduction pages for each section containing pictures and unique quotations. The indexes have also been expanded to include more subjects and cities. The scope of this book is international, including entries on most major and many minor cities of the world. It is noteworthy for its pleasures as well as its insights.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781412852876
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 975 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews on the previous edition:

"(Will) replace Bartlett's on our library shelves."

--APA Journal

"Well designed and attractive... college, university and large public libraries will want to purchase."

--Choice

"This is a delightful collection."

--Cities

"Need a snappy retort to the zoning committee after hearing it has just zoned the area next to your half-finished residential development--for a sewage plant? (Or perhaps an epithet from an ancient Greek philosopher?) Need a witticism on the suburbs when giving a speech to a group of urban planners dozing off? When you're being ignored at a gathering of planners and developers, want to get some attention by giving a discourse on the dysgenic city? If the answer to all these questions-- or even one--is yes, this could be the book for you. It is a serendipitous collection of over 3,000 quotes from over 1,000 famous, and some infamous, people on the topic of cities and urban life worldwide, from antiquity to the present. The quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of renowned to remote historians, politicians, scientists, philosophers, poets, architects, journalists, educators, humorists, song writers, some everyday people, and others. Authors/speakers are arranged alphabetically followed by their quotations. The book is designed to be used by students, scholars, writers, speechmakers, and anyone who likes quotable quotes, and contains a limited index of subjects ranging from 'anti-urbanism' to 'zoning' and an index of some 300 cities starting with Abu Dhabi and ending with Zurich."

--Nancy H. Stewart, Urban Land


Reviews on the previous edition:

"[Will] replace Bartlett's on our library shelves."

--APA Journal

"Well designed and attractive. . . college, university, and large public libraries will want to purchase."

--Choice

"This is a delightful collection."

--Cities

"A serendipitous collection of over three thousand quotes from over one thousand famous, and some infamous, people on the topic of cities and urban life worldwide, from antiquity to the present. The quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of renowned to remote historians, politicians, scientists, philosophers, poets, architects, journalists, educators, humorists, song writers, some everyday people, and others."

--Nancy H. Stewart, Urban Land


"A fine compilation of over three thousand quotes, from verses and proverbs to scripture and lyrics, on urban life from ancient to modern times. This reference reflects the words of over a thousand writers throughout history, from poets and public speakers to politicians and scientists, religious leaders and travelers. This second edition includes four hundred new entries, updates on their authors, and a expanded introduction and preface, making it a top pick for any studying urban culture."

--The Bookwatch

"Worthwhile . . . a handy quick-reference source of quotations."

--Martin Guha, Reference Reviews

Reviews on the previous edition:

"[Will] replace Bartlett's on our library shelves."

--APA Journal

"Well designed and attractive. . . college, university, and large public libraries will want to purchase."

--Choice

"This is a delightful collection."

--Cities

"A serendipitous collection of over three thousand quotes from over one thousand famous, and some infamous, people on the topic of cities and urban life worldwide, from antiquity to the present. The quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of renowned to remote historians, politicians, scientists, philosophers, poets, architects, journalists, educators, humorists, song writers, some everyday people, and others."

--Nancy H. Stewart, Urban Land


"A fine compilation of over three thousand quotes, from verses and proverbs to scripture and lyrics, on urban life from ancient to modern times. This reference reflects the words of over a thousand writers throughout history, from poets and public speakers to politicians and scientists, religious leaders and travelers. This second edition includes four hundred new entries, updates on their authors, and a expanded introduction and preface, making it a top pick for any studying urban culture."

--The Bookwatch

"Worthwhile . . . a handy quick-reference source of quotations."

--Martin Guha, Reference Reviews

Reviews on the previous edition:

"[Will] replace Bartlett's on our library shelves."

--APA Journal

"Well designed and attractive. . . college, university, and large public libraries will want to purchase."

--Choice

"This is a delightful collection."

--Cities

"A serendipitous collection of over three thousand quotes from over one thousand famous, and some infamous, people on the topic of cities and urban life worldwide, from antiquity to the present. The quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of renowned to remote historians, politicians, scientists, philosophers, poets, architects, journalists, educators, humorists, song writers, some everyday people, and others."

--Nancy H. Stewart, Urban Land


-A fine compilation of over three thousand quotes, from verses and proverbs to scripture and lyrics, on urban life from ancient to modern times. This reference reflects the words of over a thousand writers throughout history, from poets and public speakers to politicians and scientists, religious leaders and travelers. This second edition includes four hundred new entries, updates on their authors, and a expanded introduction and preface, making it a top pick for any studying urban culture.-

--The Bookwatch

-Worthwhile . . . a handy quick-reference source of quotations.-

--Martin Guha, Reference Reviews

Reviews on the previous edition:

-[Will] replace Bartlett's on our library shelves.-

--APA Journal

-Well designed and attractive. . . college, university, and large public libraries will want to purchase.-

--Choice

-This is a delightful collection.-

--Cities

-A serendipitous collection of over three thousand quotes from over one thousand famous, and some infamous, people on the topic of cities and urban life worldwide, from antiquity to the present. The quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of renowned to remote historians, politicians, scientists, philosophers, poets, architects, journalists, educators, humorists, song writers, some everyday people, and others.-

--Nancy H. Stewart, Urban Land

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