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Design of Cities: Revised Edition (A Penguin book)

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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.

Product Specifications

Author
Edmund N. Bacon
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Edmund N Bacon
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EAN
9780140042368
EANList
  • 9780140042368
Edition
Revised
ISBN
0140042369
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  • 1084
  • 802
  • 86
  • 72
Label
Penguin Books
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Penguin Books
MPN
9780140042368
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
336
PackageDimensions
  • 73
  • 843
  • 79
  • 585
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
9780140042368
ProductGroup
Book
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PublicationDate
1976-05-20
Publisher
Penguin Books
ReleaseDate
1976-05-20
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Penguin Books
Title
Design of Cities: Revised Edition (A Penguin book)
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