Block by Block: Jane Jacobs

ISBN 13: 9781568987712

Block by Block: Jane Jacobs

3.75 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781568987712: Block by Block: Jane Jacobs
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"This book is an attack on current city planning and rebuilding." From this first sentence of the seminal 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs gave voice to those who believed the bulldozing, postwar policies of urban renewal were a dangerous threat to city life. She spent the next forty-five years challenging citizens to stand up for vibrant, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods such as New York's Greenwich Village. Jane Jacobs's death in 2006 occasioned the beginnings of a critical re-evaluation of her achievements. With major new development plans—for sites from the East River to the West Side and from Lower Manhattan to Queens—either under consideration or in progress, it seems the perfect time to assess the relevance of her ideas for contemporary urban life.

Block by Block is a far-ranging collection of essays about Jane Jacobs from an impressive group of writers and cultural critics including Marshall Berman, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Gopnik, Paul Goldberger, Tama Janowitz, Ben Katchor, Phillip Lopate, Luc Sante, Bill "Reverend Billy" Talen, Colson Whitehead, and Tom Wolfe. This impressive lineup of contributors discusses the contemporary relevance of Jacobs's ideas about large-scale redevelopment, gentrification, and activism. While their viewpoints on these issues may differ, they continue the important debate begun by Jacobs about the challenges facing New York and other great cities everywhere.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

...the book offers a fresh perspective and serves to stimulate a new appreciation for the wisdom of Jacobs. At a time when activism seems woefully stagnant in America, when unchecked wars, environmental and human degradation, and the rebirth of geography-altering, developer-driven urban renewal can barely elicit demonstration crowds, Block by Block compels readers to act. -- Metropolis, November 10, 2007

a star-studded roster of 39 authors -- Architectural Record

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 17.95
US$ 30.10

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Princeton Architectural Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1568987714 ISBN 13: 9781568987712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books From California
(Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0001808146

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by Brand: Princeton Architectural Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1568987714 ISBN 13: 9781568987712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Brand: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1568987714_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN 10: 1568987714 ISBN 13: 9781568987712
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Princeton Architectural Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1568987714 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.1271423

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Princeton Architectural Press
Published by Princeton Architectural Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1568987714 ISBN 13: 9781568987712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1568987714n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 186.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Timothy Mennel, Jo Steffens (Editor), Christopher Klemek (Editor)
Published by Princeton Architectural Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1568987714 ISBN 13: 9781568987712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1568987714

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 944.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds