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The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design

Автор: Alexander Cuthbert
Год: 2006
Издание: [не указанo]
Страниц: 328
ISBN: 1405116404
The Form of Cities offers a considered theoretical introduction to the art of designing cities. It encourages the reader to go beyond abstract social science into the realm of human experience, aesthetics and the creative process in order to understand why cities are how they are; and it demonstrates that cities are replete with symbolic values, collective memory, association and conflict.The book reviews existing theoretical interpretations underpinning the subject and suggests a new understanding based in political economy. It then refines this approach, elaborating particular ways of conceptualising the city, whether through aesthetics or the prism of gender. The result is an engagingly written text, eschewing jargon but retaining a sophisticated, interpretative edge. The Form of Citiesoffers a considered theoretical introduction to the art of designing cities. It encourages the reader to go beyond abstract social science into the realm of human experience, aesthetics and the...
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