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Inhaltsangabe: The idea of a town must be strong enough to survive the inevitable chaotic overlay of urban experience, Joseph Rykwert asserts in this fundamental book on urban form. In his preface to this new edition he reviews the developments over the past thirty ears, in archeology, in historical and philological work, and in urban planning and architectural trends that make The Idea of a Town timely once again; a reminder that recognizable patterns and texture, public open space, and conspicuous institutions can enrich the late twentieth-century city which has become preoccupied with the isolated architectural object, with physical and market forces.
Rykwert focuses on the Roman town as a work of art, a symbolic pattern deliberately created and enjoyed by its inhabitants - its shape and the structure of the spaces constructed on the basis of beliefs and rituals. His starting point is the ancient texts: mythical, historical, and ritual in which city-foundations are told and played out, and in particular the "Etruscan rite," a group of ceremonies which regulated the creation of practically all Roman towns.
The principal institutions of the town, its walls and gates, its central shrines, and its public spaces, were all part of a pattern to which the myths which accompanied them provide clues. As in the other "closed" societies Rykwert investigates and compares throughout the book, these rituals and myths served to create a secure home for Roman citizens, placing them firmly in a knowable universe.
Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Description for this book, Idea of a Town: The Anthropology of Urban Form in Rome, Italy, and the Ancient World, will be forthcoming.
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1976. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: near fine. First edition. No markings. Price clipped. Slight fading to dust jacket. Always securely packed. Professional booksellers since 1994. Satisfaction guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016405
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1976. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. DJ price-clipped; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 374432
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1976. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very Good large green cloth Hardcover. Ex-library, with typical lables, but apparently never circulated or read (faint mark on spine where call number label was removed). Minimal shelf wear. Text clean & unmarked. 242 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012341
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, UK, 1976. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. 25x19,5cm, 241 pages, illustrated. Buchnummer des Verkäufers v11hugrtihsdpi
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1976. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: near fine. First printing. First edition, 1976. Cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 242 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked copy, Near Fine copy in Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket, minor discoloration to some pages, light creasing along the edges of the dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers s0007758
Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1976. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Book has green cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Previous owners name on fep., otherwise a clean unmarked copy. Minor wear to top and bottom of spine. Jacket has minor wear to corners and corresponding bumps to spine. Has been price clipped and is now protected in a mylar cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003053
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