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American Urban Form: A Representative History (Urban and Industrial Environments)

Warner, Sam Bass; Whittemore, Andrew

Verlag: The MIT Press, 2012
ISBN 10: 0262017210 / ISBN 13: 9780262017213
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Titel: American Urban Form: A Representative ...

Verlag: The MIT Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "With its rich narrative and outstanding visual representation of urban form changes,this concise book succeeds in making the reader experience the American city through time andunderstand the forces behind its evolution. The hypothetical city becomes real through engaging anddetailed accounts of events, spaces, and social interactions."-- AnastasiaLoukaitou-Sideris , Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0262017210

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American urban form -- the spaces, places, and boundaries that define city life -- has been evolving since the first settlements of colonial days. The changing patterns of houses, buildings, streets, parks, pipes and wires, wharves, railroads, highways, and airports reflect changing patterns of the social, political, and economic processes that shape the city. In this book, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore map more than three hundred years of the American city through the evolution of urban form. They do this by offering an illustrated history of "the City" -- a hypothetical city (constructed from the histories of Boston, Philadelphia, and New York) that exemplifies the American city's transformation from village to regional metropolis.

In an engaging text accompanied by Whittemore's detailed, meticulous drawings, they chart the City's changes. Planning for the future of cities, they remind us, requires an understanding of the forces that shaped the city's past.

Über den Autor: Sam Bass Warner, noted urban historian and Visiting Professor of Urban History at MIT, is the author of The Urban Wilderness: A History of the American City and other books.

Andrew H. Whittemore is Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Texas Arlington.

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