History of Urban Form Before the Industrial Revolution / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

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Chronicles urban development from the origin of cities to the industrial revolution for students of town planning, urban geography and history, or landscape architecture from beginning to advanced levels. To the 1979 second edition have been added new chapters on the cities of Islamic and imperial Spain. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582301542
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/7/1996
  • Edition description: 3rd edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Early Cities 2. Greek City States 3. Rome and the Empire 4. Medieval Towns 5. The Renaissance: Italy Sets a Pattern 6. France: Sixteenth to 8. Britain: Sixteenth to Mid Nineteenth Centuries 9. Spain and her Empire 10. Urban USA 11. Islamic Cities of the Middle East 12. Appendix A: China 13. Appendix B: Japan 14. Appendix C: Indian Mandalas 15. Appendix D: Indonesia 16. Appendix E: Comparative Plans of Cities

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

    A great architectural book!,

    My professor introduced this book to us as the textbook for a core couse when I was reading for my Master degree in School of Architecture, University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I bought it for the class and I loved it and kept it with me ever since. It has many great line drawings to illustrate the city and urban planning and architecture in many different cultures throughout history. It enlightens you and encourages to look at a design issue in a grand scale. Very powerful images. It'll show you how brilliant human beings can be.

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