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Great streets

Author: Allan B Jacobs
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains essays about the world's "best streets" with reference to their physical, designable characteristics, and suggests why they are "great". Street dimensions, plans, sections and patterns of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan B Jacobs
ISBN: 0262100487 9780262100489 0262600234 9780262600231
OCLC Number: 27677994
Awards: Winner of This book received Honorable Mention in the category of Architecture and Urban Studies in the 1993 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. 1993
Description: ix, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Great Streets. Ch. 1. The Great Street We Once Lived On. Roslyn Place, Pittsburgh. Ch. 2. Still Great Medieval Streets. Via dei Giubbonari, Rome. Stroget, Copenhagen. Ch. 3. In the Grand Manner. Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona. Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence. Avenue Montaigne, Paris. Boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris. Ch. 4. The Grand Canal as a Great Street. Ch. 5. Once Great Streets. Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris. Via del Corso, Rome. Market Street, San Francisco. Ch. 6. The Ramblas, Barcelona. Ch. 7. The Great Residential Boulevard. Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. Ch. 8. Trees Alone. Richards Road at Mills College, Oakland, California. Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome. Beijing Streets. Ch. 9. Great Street Ensembles. Bath. Bologna --
pt. 2. A Compendium of Streets: Streets That Teach --
pt. 3. Street and City Patterns: Settings for Streets and People --
pt. 4. Making Great Streets. Ch. 1. Requirements for Great Streets. Ch. 2. Qualities That Contribute. Ch. 3. Conclusion: Great Streets and City Planning --
Appendix: Pedestrian Volumes on Selected Streets.
Responsibility: Allan B. Jacobs.

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