1568980043 New York, 1994. Folio, cloth with jacket, 403 pp. A reprint of the 1909 edition, published with a new preface and introduction. A very near fine copy inn excellent, minimal normal wear. Jacket with some slight fading at spine. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: First published in 1909, Raymond Unwin's Town Planning in Practice: An Introduction to the Art of Designing Cities and Suburbs is an extraordinary compendium of images and theories on urban design. As a member of the generation of planners following Camillo Sitte and preceding the emergence of the modern planners of the 1920s, Unwin considered planning a design-based discipline rather than a purely technical one. He believed that artistic and practical criteria were mutually supportive and carried this out in his work by creating plans that represented a unity of art, science, and technology.
Unwin is perhaps the greatest figure of the Garden City movement, which has had a tremendous impact on planning in both Europe and the United States. Although Town Planning has become the bible of neo-traditionalist planners, this book is not a nostalgic view of past planning ideas; rather, it is a useful, forward-looking book that holds valuable lessons for today's planners.
Its insightful critical analyses of many towns throughout Europe and the United States are accompanied by photographs, plans, drawings, and six foldout maps. This reprint of Town Planning in Practice includes a new preface by Andres Duany and an introduction by Walter Creese.
Title: Town Planning in Practice (Classic Reprint (...
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Book condition: fine, subtitle: an introduction to the art of designing cities and suburbs, excellent reprint of the original 1909 publication with a new preface by Andres Duany and a new intro by Walter L. Creese, offers an insightful critical analysis of towns throughout Europe and the United States along with plans, drawings and seven fold maps at back, a total of 310 illustrations, DJ features brilliant gilt on front and spine and shows sunning in four different shades on front along with a one inch tear to upper right front corner, scuffing with tiny chip off spine head, black cloth boards mimic DJ and show a .5" sun band to top and bottom front, spine lightly sunned, interior pristine, binding tight, 416 pages with index 9.5 X 12.25 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer., Seller Inventory # 007186
Book Description Princeton Architectural Press 1996-01-01, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: good. 4th. 1568980043. Seller Inventory # 627245
Book Description Princeton Architectural Press, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1568980043