City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World

City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World

by Witold Rybczynski

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City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World by Witold Rybczynski

An elegant, provocative exploration of the fascinating, revelatory history of American city life by the renowned architect & social historian. Looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, & what accounts for their unique identities. Vivid descriptions of everything from the early colonial settlements to the advent of the skyscraper, to the changes wrought by the automobile, the telephone, the airplane, & telecommuting. Reveals how our urban spaces have been shaped by the landscapes & lifestyles of the New World. A graceful contribution to the literature of the city in the U.S. & of its late-20th century revival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684813028
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.94(d)

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