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Seduction of Place The History and Future of Cities

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ISBN-10: 0375700447

ISBN-13: 9780375700446

Edition: 2002

Authors: Joseph Rykwert

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No other place on earth is as full both of promise and of dread as the city; it is at once alienating and exciting. These concentrations of people have not, however, come about as the result of vast immutable, impersonal forces, but because of human choices. The worsening or betterment of urban life will also be the result of choices. Our choices. That cities display and represent the personal desires of their inhabitants is central to Joseph Rykwert’s argument in The Seduction of Place. Insisting that they are the physical constructs of communities, he travels through history to trace their roots in ancient times and outlines current attempts and future possibilities to improve the…    
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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.23" wide x 7.95" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania.

Finding Some Place in All the Space
How We Got There
First Aid
House and Home
Style, Type, and Urban Fabric
Flight from the City: Lived Space and Virtual Space
The Suburbs and the New Capitals
The Heart of the City and the Capital of a Globe
For the New Millennium?