Cities And Buildings / Edition 1

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Editorial Reviews

H-Urban. - Ian Maclachlan
An ideal companion volume to any of the more traditional texts emphasizing urban-economic and urban-social geography... I've enjoyed reading the book, it is a useful addition to my urban bookshelf, and a wonderful source of information to add colorful anecdotes to my undergraduate urban geography course.
H-Urban.
An ideal companion volume to any of the more traditional texts emphasizing urban-economic and urban-social geography... I've enjoyed reading the book, it is a useful addition to my urban bookshelf, and a wonderful source of information to add colorful anecdotes to my undergraduate urban geography course.

— Ian Maclachlan

Booknews
Writing in a conversational rather than a scholarly style, with a minimum of footnotes, urban geographer Ford bypasses the usual census data and socioeconomic categories to writes about "real" American cities and buildings--tying together architectural and social history on the one hand, and some fundamental spatial patterns and processes on the other--for urban geographers, social scientists, and other students of the American urban scene. Includes numerous b&w photos. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801846472
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 5/26/1999
  • Series: Creating the North American Landscape Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Thinking about Cities; or, My World and Welcome to It
Introduction: Merging the Traditions of Space and Place 1
1 Downtown Buildings: The Role of the Skyscraper in Shaping the American Central Business District 10
2 The Downtown Frame: Buildings in Transition 64
3 Places to Shop: Arcades, Bazaars, and Festival Centers 95
4 The American Single-Family House 126
5 Multiunit Housing and City Structure 186
6 Drive-in Dreams: Decades of Design on the American Commercial Strip 225
7 Architectural Innovations at Home and Abroad: Some Speculations on Future Trends 262
Notes 277
References 281
Index 297
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