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The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking at and Dealing with Our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside

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Publisher Comments:

A significant new book...has awesome implications for the future of real-estate development, land-use planning, architecture and health...Tony Hiss illuminates the real nitty-gritty meaning of the dawning environmental era. — Boston Globe

Why do some places — the concourse of Grand Central Terminal or a small farm or even the corner of a skyscraper — affect us so mysteriously and yet so forcefully? What tiny changes in our everyday environments can radically alter the quality of our daily lives? The Experience of Place offers an innovative and delightfully readable proposal for new ways of planning, building, and managing our most immediate and overlooked surroundings.

Tony Hiss...describes subtle but practical ways to improve mediocre places and transform even some unpleasant ones. Hiss's book itself is like a splendid place-experience: it draws one in, surprises and charms, and enhances the landscapes of the mind. — Jane Jacobs

To read The Experience of Place]...is to come away convinced not only that things can be put right, but that the job is well underway.

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'The Experience of Place' offers an innovative and delightfully readable proposal for new ways of planning, building, and managing our most immediate and overlooked surroundings.

Synopsis:

Why do some places--the concourse of Grand Central Terminal or a small farm or even the corner of a skyscraper--affect us so mysteriously and yet so forcefully? What tiny changes in our everyday environments canradically alter the quality of our daily lives? The Experience of Place offers an innovative and delightfully readable proposal for new ways of planning, building, and managing our most immediate and overlooked surroundings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307766281
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Social Science : General
Author:
Hiss, Tony
Author:
Tony Hiss
Subject:
Regional Planning
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Environmental psychology
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Architecture-Cityscape
Subject:
Geography-General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19911001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
233

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"Synopsis" by , Why do some places--the concourse of Grand Central Terminal or a small farm or even the corner of a skyscraper--affect us so mysteriously and yet so forcefully? What tiny changes in our everyday environments canradically alter the quality of our daily lives? The Experience of Place offers an innovative and delightfully readable proposal for new ways of planning, building, and managing our most immediate and overlooked surroundings.
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