The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twenty-First Century: The City in the Twenty-first Century and Beyond Summary
Eminent architectural historian, Jospeh Rykwert looks at the complex story of the city since the industrial revolution. He draws on sociology, social, economic and political history and their complex interactions with the history of architecture. Rykwert's knowledge of world cities is remarkable, and the book will draw on Shanghai as much as Los Angeles, Rio as well as London, Melbourne as well as Paris, both in looking at past developments and for models for the future. His book is also a timely celebration of metropolitan values that have recently been denigrated: tolerance, liberalism, cultural vitality, pluralism. It is an important book that no-one with an interest in urban living can ignore.
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The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twenty-First Century: The City in the Twenty-first Century and Beyond
Orion Publishing Co
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