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The elusive city : five centuries of design, ambition and miscalculation

Author: Jonathan Barnett
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1986.
Series: Icon editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Encapsulates 500 years of urban planning. Barnett, an urban designer, is skeptical about the possibility of successful urban design, given the matrix of powerful social and economic forces within which the profession must operate. As a keen student of Jane Jacobs's Death and Life of Great American Cities , he is unafraid of the street, and he knows the pitfalls of unbridled idealism as well. This is neither a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barnett, Jonathan.
Elusive city.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1986
(OCoLC)557937729
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Barnett
ISBN: 0064303772 9780064303774 0064301559 9780064301558
OCLC Number: 12262785
Description: 210 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Icon editions.
Responsibility: Jonathan Barnett.

Abstract:

Encapsulates 500 years of urban planning. Barnett, an urban designer, is skeptical about the possibility of successful urban design, given the matrix of powerful social and economic forces within which the profession must operate. As a keen student of Jane Jacobs's Death and Life of Great American Cities , he is unafraid of the street, and he knows the pitfalls of unbridled idealism as well. This is neither a textbook nor a social and architectural history, but rather, uniquely, a survey of design strategies, pithy and provocative.

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