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The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History

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Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this classic study of cities explains how and why cities - among the most enduring and remarkable of all human artefacts - took the shape they did. Professor Kostof focuses on a number of themes - organic patterns, the grid, the city as diagram, the grand manner, and the skyline - and interprets the hidden order of urban patterns. Photographs, historical views and specially commissioned drawings vividly depict a global mosaic of citybuilding: the shaping of medieval Siena; the ...

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The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History
1999, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500280997

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The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History
1993, Bulfinch Press, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780821220160

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The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History
1991, Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780821218679

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The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History
1991, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500341186

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