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The seduction of place : the city in the twenty-first century

Author: Joseph Rykwert
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"To understand why people love or hate their cities and why cities succeed or fail their inhabitants, Joseph Rykwert examines a broad spectrum of urban centers. Among them are Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, sprawled around its old center; Berlin, newly reunited and furiously rebuilding; New Delhi and Islamabad, new capitals that exist alongside older towns; grandly planned cities like Chandigarh,  Read more...
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Rykwert, Joseph, 1926-
Seduction of place.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2000
(OCoLC)606456668
Online version:
Rykwert, Joseph, 1926-
Seduction of place.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2000
(OCoLC)608928918
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Rykwert
ISBN: 0375400486 9780375400483 0297819992 9780297819998
OCLC Number: 43499509
Description: xii, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. How We Got There --
2. First Aid --
3. House and Home --
4. Style, Type, and Urban Fabric --
5. Flight from the City: Lived Space and Virtual Space --
6. The Suburbs and the New Capitals --
7. The Heart of the City and the Capital of a Globe --
8. For the New Millennium?
Responsibility: Joseph Rykwert.
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"To understand why people love or hate their cities and why cities succeed or fail their inhabitants, Joseph Rykwert examines a broad spectrum of urban centers. Among them are Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, sprawled around its old center; Berlin, newly reunited and furiously rebuilding; New Delhi and Islamabad, new capitals that exist alongside older towns; grandly planned cities like Chandigarh, Canberra, and Brasilia; and more modest new towns like Columbia, Maryland, and Celebration, Florida, built in an attempt to correct the problems endemic to big cities." "Rykwert looks at image, style, and ornament; at public space and buildings; at infrastructure and street layout; at the visual qualities of contrast, strife, and energy that contribute to a city's appeal. Discussing both successes and failures, he suggests ways in which we can retain - or return to - the sense of place and individuation that determines the nourishing character and soul of the urban landscape."--Jacket.

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