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The Description for this book, Idea of a Town: The Anthropology of Urban Form in Rome, Italy, and the Ancient World, will be forthcoming.
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Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.Review:
"It is refreshing to look at standard themes of the history of urban design from a nonrational point of view, to see surveyors as quasi-priests and orthogonal planning as a sophisticated technique touched by divine mystery... Rykwert's lasting worth will be to wrench us away from rationalist simplicities, and to make us face the fundamental disquiet of the human spirit in its claim to a permanent place on the land."
- Spiro Kostof, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (review of the second edition)
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Book Description Princeton University Press, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110691039011
Book Description Princeton Univ Pr, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0691039011