Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 15, 2015

    Frank Wilczek: IMG You Are... Who?



    Writing a book is an unnatural act of communication. Speaking to a person, or even to an audience, is an interaction. Very different styles are... Continue »
    1. $20.97 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.25
List price: $18.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse World History- 1650 to Present

This title in other editions

The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of Cities

by

The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of Cities Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The acclaimed and provocative architectural historian Joseph Rykwert explores the history of the city and calls for a return to a human agenda in city planning.<P>Focusing on a range of urban environments around the world — from nineteenth-century London and Paris, to contemporary New Delhi, New York, and Celebration, Florida — Rykwert discusses the evolution of ideas about urban planning and where and why they have succeeded or failed. He investigates public spaces, architectural styles and schools, the role of city planners and developers, and how they affect our experience of cities. Rykwert makes an inspiring case for lively and imaginative urban projects that meet the needs of city dwellers, even as they seduce us with their sense of place.

Synopsis:

The acclaimed and provocative architectural historian Joseph Rykwert explores the history of the city and calls for a return to a human agenda in city planning.

Focusing on a range of urban environments around the world — from nineteenth-century London and Paris, to contemporary New Delhi, New York, and Celebration, Florida — Rykwert discusses the evolution of ideas about urban planning and where and why they have succeeded or failed. He investigates public spaces, architectural styles and schools, the role of city planners and developers, and how they affect our experience of cities. Rykwert makes an inspiring case for lively and imaginative urban projects that meet the needs of city dwellers, even as they seduce us with their sense of place.

Synopsis:

US

About the Author

Joseph Rykwert, author of ten previous books, including The Idea of a Town, is Cret Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700446
Author:
Rykwert, Joseph
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
architecture;cities;history;urban studies;urban;planning;urban planning;geography;urbanism;city;city planning
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP. BLACK, &, WHITE ILLUS.
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x 0.92 in 0.8 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Divided Highways: Building the... Used Trade Paper $9.50
  2. Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. Small town America :a narrative... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  4. Twentieth-Century Sprawl: Highways... Used Trade Paper $15.50
  5. The Economy of Cities New Mass Market $15.95
  6. The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Types
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present

The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of Cities New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.25 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375700446 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed and provocative architectural historian Joseph Rykwert explores the history of the city and calls for a return to a human agenda in city planning.

Focusing on a range of urban environments around the world — from nineteenth-century London and Paris, to contemporary New Delhi, New York, and Celebration, Florida — Rykwert discusses the evolution of ideas about urban planning and where and why they have succeeded or failed. He investigates public spaces, architectural styles and schools, the role of city planners and developers, and how they affect our experience of cities. Rykwert makes an inspiring case for lively and imaginative urban projects that meet the needs of city dwellers, even as they seduce us with their sense of place.

"Synopsis" by , US
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.