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The city shaped : urban patterns and meanings through history

Author: Spiro Kostof; Richard Tobias
Publisher: New York : Bullfinch Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st North American pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Spanning the ages and the globe, Spiro Kostof explores the city as a "repository of cultural meaning" and an embodiment of the community it shelters. Widely used by both architects and students of architecture, The City Shaped won the AIA's prestigious book award in Architecture and Urbanism. With hundreds of photographs and drawings that illustrate Professor Kostof's innovative ideas, this has become one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Architectural drawings
History
Designs and plans
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spiro Kostof; Richard Tobias
ISBN: 0821220160 9780821220160
OCLC Number: 180205251
Notes: Originally published: 1991.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Organic patterns --
2. The grid --
3. The city as diagram --
4. The grand manner --
5. The urban skyline.
Other Titles: Urban patterns and meanings through history
Responsibility: Spiro Kostof ; original drawings by Richard Tobias.
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Spanning the ages and the globe, Spiro Kostof explores the city as a "repository of cultural meaning" and an embodiment of the community it shelters. Widely used by both architects and students of architecture, The City Shaped won the AIA's prestigious book award in Architecture and Urbanism. With hundreds of photographs and drawings that illustrate Professor Kostof's innovative ideas, this has become one of the most important works on urbanization.

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