Reading Summary Spiro Kostof’s book, The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History, begins with an introduction by the. Review: The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings throughout History by Spiro Kostof; The City Assembled: The Elements of Urban Form throughout. Spanning the ages and the globe, Spiro Kostof explores the city as a “repository of cultural meaning” and an embodiment of the community it shelters. Widely.

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This study explains how and why cities took the shape they did. Professor Kostof focuses on a number of themes – organic patterns, the grid, the city as diagram, the grand manner and the skyline – and interprets the hidden order o. Ria Christie Collections Condition: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBabele Published: Thames And Hudson, The jacket is shelf rubbed.

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Chapter 1 Books Published: Classic study, a monumental chronicle of the city. Soft covers, some fading to upper cover, minor crease to rear cover, otherwise a very good copy. Trinder’s Fine Tools Published: Goulds Book Arcade Published: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History.

Original Drawings by Richard Tobias. Large square octavo, red cloth hardcovergilt letters, pp. This volume, by distinguished architectural historian Spiro Kostof, looks at the universal phenomenon of city making in a historical perspective, to consider how and why cities took the shape they did.


Amalgams of the living and the built, cities are repositories of cultural meaning. Behind the arbitrary twist of a lane or the splendid eccentricity of a new skyscraper on the skyline lies a history of previous urban tenure, a heritage of long-established social conventions, a string of often bitter compromises between individual rights and the public will.

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In a series of discussions of organic patterns, the grid, the city as diagram, the grand manner, and the skyline, Professor Kostof fuses the disciplines of architecture, cultural geography, and social history to interpret the hidden orden inscribed in urban patterns.

Hundreds of photographs, historical views, and specially commissioned drawings vividly depict a global mosaic of city building: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardback in near fine condition with fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by author. Inscribed by Author s. Bingo Used Books Published: Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Find Rare Books Book Value.

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