History of Urban Form: Before the Industrial Revolution / Edition 2

History of Urban Form: Before the Industrial Revolution / Edition 2

by A. E. J. Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470266147

ISBN-13: 9780470266144

Pub. Date: 12/01/1979

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Provides an international history of urban development, from its origins to the industrial revolution. This well established book maintains the high standard of information found in the previous two editions, describing the physical results of some 5000 years of urban activity. It explains and develops the concept of 'unplanned' cities that grow organically, in

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Provides an international history of urban development, from its origins to the industrial revolution. This well established book maintains the high standard of information found in the previous two editions, describing the physical results of some 5000 years of urban activity. It explains and develops the concept of 'unplanned' cities that grow organically, in contrast with 'planned' cities that were shaped in response to urban form determinants. Spread throughout the texts are copious illustrations from a wealth of sources, including cartographic urban records, aerial and other photographs, original drawings and the author's numerous analytical line drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470266144
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1979
Edition description:
2d ed
Pages:
317

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgements
1The Early Cities1
2Greek City States35
3Rome and the Empire55
4Medieval Towns92
5The Renaissance: Italy sets a pattern157
6France: Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries191
7A European Survey221
8Britain: Sixteenth to mid Nineteenth Centuries249
9Spain and her Empire292
10Urban USA321
11Islamic Cities of the Middle East365
Appendix A - China402
Appendix B - Japan404
Appendix C - Indian Mandalas410
Appendix D - Indonesia411
Appendix E - Comparative Plans of Cities413
Select bibliography414
General Index425
Index of Place Names436

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