Synopses & Reviews
This study of London and of English social history and manners traces the city's growth from its original walls, emphasizing how the lives of its people shaped the character of the city. Since its first publication in 1934, the book has become a minor classic on the subject. This revised edition contains a new chapter, "Forty Years After: An Essay on London New Towns," in which Rasmussen describes the New London as a continuation and perfection of the special pattern of the 17th and 18th centuries which made it so completely different from other continental cities planned during that period. There are also some new views on historic London, an account of the old English system of measures that was basic to residential London's original layout, and additional illustrations.
About the Author
Steen Eiler Flint is Scientific Team Leader for Self-Organizing Systems at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Fundamental Living Technologies (FLinT) at the University of Southern Denmark. He is also an an External Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.