The City Assembled continues Kostof’s unique study of urban landscape and process that began in The City Shaped. Moving from the historical and cultural. The city assembled: the elements of urban form through history / Spiro Kostof ; with the collaboration of Greg Castillo ; original drawings by Richard Tobias. 11 Oct The City Assembled is a unique history of the elements of cities. It takes its place alongside Kostof’s previous book The City Shaped as an essential text for town planners and urban designers. Spiro Kostof, Greg Castillo.
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Previous Art Deco Architecture. Abby rated it really liked it Apr 30, The City Assembled is a fascinating account of the urban experience, written, like The City Shaped, for general and professional readers alike.
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Nov 14, Marcos Assis is currently reading it. Jesse rated it liked it Sep 01, Mark rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Amparo Leon rated it did not like it Jun 23, Kostof follows the evolution of city components to modern times, discussing the effect of natural disasters like the Great Fire of London and the Lisbon earthquake, war and comprehensive redevelopment, compared with traditional patterns of growth and change.
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His books continue to be widely read and many are routinely used in collegiate courses on architectural history. Randall rated it liked it Aug 24, Alan Cunningham rated it liked it May 19, Paperbackpages. Moving from the historical and cultural overviews of the city, Kostof descends into the streets, sidewalks, squares, markets, and waterfronts spieo presents a detailed urban anatomy. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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His books continue to be widely read and some are routinely used in collegiate courses on architectural history. Over drawings, prints, paintings and photographs help to tell the story from the colonnaded streets of ancient Palmyra to shopping malls and gentrified London squares.
About the Author Spiro Konstantine Kostof was a leading architectural historian, and professor at the University of California, Berkeley.