skip to content
The syntax of city space : American urban grids Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The syntax of city space : American urban grids

Author: Mark Major; Ruth Conroy Dalton
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Many people see American cities as a radical departure in the history of town planning because of their planned nature based on the geometrical division of the land. However, other cities of the world also began as planned towns with geometric layouts so American cities are not unique. Why did the regular grid come to so pervasively characterize American urbanism? Are American cities really so different? The Syntax  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Major, Mark.
Syntax of city space.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017025847
(OCoLC)990022892
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Major; Ruth Conroy Dalton
ISBN: 9780203732434 020373243X 9781351401609 1351401602
OCLC Number: 1029252100
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction The American Urban Object --
PART I FORMAL COMPOSITION. 1. The Regular Grid as Historical Object --
2. The Regular Grid as Historical Subject --
3. The Essential Right Angle --
4 The Regular Grid in America --
PART II FORM AND SPACE. 5. The Spatial Logic of American Cities --
6. The Grid as Generator --
PART III SPATIAL CONFIGURATION. 7. Order and Structure in the Regular Grid --
8. Complexity and Pattern in the City --
9. Learning from the Grid --
Conclusion. The Tapestry Being Woven.
Responsibility: Mark David Major ; foreword by Ruth Conroy Dalton.

Abstract:

"Many people see American cities as a radical departure in the history of town planning because of their planned nature based on the geometrical division of the land. However, other cities of the world also began as planned towns with geometric layouts so American cities are not unique. Why did the regular grid come to so pervasively characterize American urbanism? Are American cities really so different? The Syntax of City Space: American Urban Grids by Mark David Major with Foreword by Ruth Conroy Dalton (co-editor of Take One Building) answers these questions and much more by exploring the urban morphology of American cities. It argues American cities do represent a radical departure in the history of town planning while, simultaneously, still being subject to the same processes linking the urban network and function found in other types of cities around the world. A historical preference for regularity in town planning had a profound influence on American urbanism, which endures to this day. "--Provided by publisher.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1029252100> # The syntax of city space : American urban grids
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1029252100" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/720.973/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/NA9105> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/cities_and_towns_united_states> ; # Cities and towns--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/architecture_professional_practice> ; # ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/architecture_reference> ; # ARCHITECTURE / Reference
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/architecture_adaptive_reuse_&_renovation> ; # ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/grid_plans_city_planning> ; # Grid plans (City planning)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/grid_plans_city_planning_united_states> ; # Grid plans (City planning)--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/cities_and_towns> ; # Cities and towns
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/architecture_buildings_landmarks_&_monuments> ; # ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Person/major_mark> ; # Mark Major
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Person/dalton_ruth_conroy> ; # Ruth Conroy Dalton
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "Introduction The American Urban Object -- PART I FORMAL COMPOSITION. 1. The Regular Grid as Historical Object -- 2. The Regular Grid as Historical Subject -- 3. The Essential Right Angle -- 4 The Regular Grid in America -- PART II FORM AND SPACE. 5. The Spatial Logic of American Cities -- 6. The Grid as Generator -- PART III SPATIAL CONFIGURATION. 7. Order and Structure in the Regular Grid -- 8. Complexity and Pattern in the City -- 9. Learning from the Grid -- Conclusion. The Tapestry Being Woven."@en ;
    schema:description ""Many people see American cities as a radical departure in the history of town planning because of their planned nature based on the geometrical division of the land. However, other cities of the world also began as planned towns with geometric layouts so American cities are not unique. Why did the regular grid come to so pervasively characterize American urbanism? Are American cities really so different? The Syntax of City Space: American Urban Grids by Mark David Major with Foreword by Ruth Conroy Dalton (co-editor of Take One Building) answers these questions and much more by exploring the urban morphology of American cities. It argues American cities do represent a radical departure in the history of town planning while, simultaneously, still being subject to the same processes linking the urban network and function found in other types of cities around the world. A historical preference for regularity in town planning had a profound influence on American urbanism, which endures to this day. "--Provided by publisher."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4504380174> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/990022892> ;
    schema:name "The syntax of city space : American urban grids"@en ;
    schema:productID "1029252100" ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1734436> ;
    schema:url <https://nls.ldls.org.uk/welcome.html?ark:/81055/vdc_100056125381.0x000001> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780203732434> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781351401609> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1029252100> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Person/dalton_ruth_conroy> # Ruth Conroy Dalton
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Dalton" ;
    schema:givenName "Ruth Conroy" ;
    schema:name "Ruth Conroy Dalton" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Person/major_mark> # Mark Major
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Major" ;
    schema:givenName "Mark" ;
    schema:name "Mark Major" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/architecture_adaptive_reuse_&_renovation> # ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/architecture_buildings_landmarks_&_monuments> # ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/architecture_professional_practice> # ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/architecture_reference> # ARCHITECTURE / Reference
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "ARCHITECTURE / Reference"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/cities_and_towns_united_states> # Cities and towns--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Cities and towns--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/grid_plans_city_planning> # Grid plans (City planning)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Grid plans (City planning)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4504380174#Topic/grid_plans_city_planning_united_states> # Grid plans (City planning)--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Grid plans (City planning)--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780203732434>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "020373243X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780203732434" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781351401609>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1351401602" ;
    schema:isbn "9781351401609" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/990022892>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Syntax of city space." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1029252100> ; # The syntax of city space : American urban grids
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.