Kostof follows The City Shaped with a brilliant study of the component parts that make up urban life. All cities consist of certain basic elements--streets, parks, public places, and boundaries--and it is to these day-to-day pieces of urban experience that this book turns, providing a fascinating understanding of walls, fortifications, placement of green space, and the fringe areas where city and country meet. Illustrations.
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Spiro Kostof (1936-1991) was Professor of Architectural History at the University of California at Berkley, and also taught at Yale, Columbia, MIT, and Rice universities.From Library Journal:
This final book by noted architectural historian Kostof, who died in 1991, is a companion to The City Shaped ( LJ 10/1/91; LJ's Best Books of 1991, LJ 1/92, p. 56). Here he considers the parts that make up the city through time--walls, urban divisions, public places, the street, and the urban process. The book is wide-ranging in time and space and presents the fruits of a lifetime of looking, but it is fragmented, appearing to be almost an assembly of notes for a more considered work or for The City Shaped. Still, the author is an astute observer, and his remarks are frequently illuminating for specialists and novices alike. This survey of the microparts of cities will be of interest primarily to professionals and historians but also to urban inhabitants, the same audience addressed by William Whyte ( City: Rediscovering Its Center , LJ 2/1/89).
- Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.
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