How to Read Towns and Cities

A Crash Course in Urban Architecture

How to Read Towns & Cities is a highly-illustrated, pocket-sized guide to understanding the forces that have shaped the world's cities from the dawn of civilisation to the present day. Les mer
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How to Read Towns & Cities is a highly-illustrated, pocket-sized guide to understanding the forces that have shaped the world's cities from the dawn of civilisation to the present day.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Part One: The Grammar of Urban Architecture
Elements of the City

Part Two: City Types & Styles
First Cities
Classical Cities
China & the Far East
The Americas
Muslim Era Cities
Medieval Towns
The Baroque City
Italian Hill Towns
Cities of God
Tidal Cities
Hanseatic Towns
Industrial Towns
Politics & Power
Ideal Towns
Ideal Cities
Organic Growth
Shanty Towns
Garrison Towns
Island Towns & Cities
Cities of Towers
Underground Cities
Megalopolis
New Towns
Green Towns
Abandoned Cities
Future Cities

Glossary
Resources
Index

Om forfatteren

Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic, presenter and the author of several architecture and design titles. He was architecture and design editor at The Guardian, from 1997 to 2012 and previously held the same post at The Independent. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).