Design of Cities
Revised Edition
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In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning. He vividly demonstrates how the work of great architects and planners of the past can influence subsequent development and be continued by later generations. By illuminating the historical background of urban design, Bacon also shows us the fundamental forces and considerations that determine the form of a great city. Perhaps the most significant of these are simultaneous movement systems—the paths of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, public and private transportation—that serve as the dominant organizing force, and Bacon looks at movement systems in cities such as London, Rome, and New York. He also stresses the importance of designing open space as well as architectural mass and discusses the impact of space, color, and perspective on the city-dweller. That the centers of cities should and can be pleasant places in which to live, work, and relax is illustrated by such examples as Rotterdam and Stockholm.

"The major contemporary work on urban design . . . Splendidly presented, filled with thoughtful and brilliant intuitive insights." —The New Republic

In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning. He vividly demonstrates how the work of great architects and planners of the past can influence subsequent development and be continued by later generations. By illuminating the historical background of urban design, Bacon also shows us the fundamental forces and considerations that determine the form of a great city. Perhaps the most significant of these are simultaneous movement systems—the paths of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, public and private transportation—that serve as the dominant organizing force, and Bacon looks at movement systems in cities such as London, Rome, and New York. He also stresses the importance of designing open space as well as architectural mass and discusses the impact of space, color, and perspective on the city-dweller. That the centers of cities should and can be pleasant places in which to live, work, and relax is illustrated by such examples as Rotterdam and Stockholm.

AuthorEdmund N. Bacon
BindingPaperback
EAN9780140042368
EditionRevised
ISBN0140042369
Height1084 mm
Length802 mm
Width72 mm
Weight86 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
MPN9780140042368
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages336
Package Quantity1
Part Number9780140042368
Product GroupBook
Publication Date1976-05-20
PublisherPenguin USA
StudioPenguin USA
Sales Rank158203

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  • The author associated with Design of Cities: Revised Edition is Edmund N. Bacon.
  • The EAN for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is 9780140042368.
  • The edition for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is Revised.
  • The ISBN for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is 0140042369.
  • The height for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is 1084 mm.
  • The length for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is 802 mm.
  • The width for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is 72 mm.
  • The weight for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is 86 g.
  • The language for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is English.
  • The MPN (Manufacturer's part number) for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is 9780140042368.
  • The binding of Design of Cities: Revised Edition is Paperback.
  • The number of items for Design of Cities: Revised Edition is 1.
  • The number of pages for Design of Cities: Revised Edition are 336.
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