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Design of Cities

by Bacon, Edmund N

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
050034051X
ISBN 13
9780500340516
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Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1972. 2nd Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Publisher's hardback in very good condition: firm, square and tight with no snags or splits, just a trifle rubbed. Complete with original dustjacket: in decent shape, just slightly rubbed and moderately edge-worn. Contents sound and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in presentable condition.

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"The major contemporary work on urban design . . . Splendidly presented, filled with thoughtful and brilliant intuitive insights." — The New Republic In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning. He vividly demonstrates how the work of great architects and planners of the past can influence subsequent development and be continued by later generations. By illuminating the historical background of urban design, Bacon also shows us the fundamental forces and considerations that determine the form of a great city. Perhaps the most significant of these are simultaneous movement systems—the paths of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, public and private transportation—that serve as the dominant organizing force, and Bacon looks at movement systems in cities such as London, Rome, and New York. He also stresses the importance of designing open space as well as architectural mass and discusses the impact of space, color, and perspective on the city-dweller. That the centers of cities should and can be pleasant places in which to live, work, and relax is illustrated by such examples as Rotterdam and Stockholm.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
114409
Title
Design of Cities
Author
Bacon, Edmund N
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd Revised Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
050034051X
ISBN 13
9780500340516
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date published
1972

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