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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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Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBabele Published: Shwped Design Spiro Kostof sets up his argument for urban design the city with some very concise points about what shapes them. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The City Shaped

NONE ] [ Writing: Full of information, interpretation, and analysis. Photographs, historical views and specially commissioned drawings vividly depict a global mosaic of citybuilding: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History.

His books continue to be widely read and some are routinely used in collegiate courses on architectural history. Classic study, a monumental chronicle of the city. With hundreds of photographs and drawings that illustrate Professor Kostof’s inno 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. Cris rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Ria Christie Collections Condition: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History, begins with an introduction by the author that sets tbe context of his book within the relatively young profession and pedagogy of Urban Design.

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Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Better World Books Ltd Condition: Aug kostf, Blair rated it it was amazing Shelves: Elena rated it really liked it May 12, Previous The Royal Palaces of India. Ships with Tracking Number! So that issue permeates the book but, all in all, I highly recommend this for any urban design enthusiast.

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Not that forms are completely neutral, but humans are a lot more adaptable then any other animal, which is why our civic forms don’t play the same role that the honeycomb does to the hive.

Original Drawings by Richard Tobias. Take boulevards, which used to be primarily roads marking the boundary between city and country before they became synonymous with avenues: This two-way street sorry between people and urban building blocks informs the organization of the book.

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Anyone interested in the built environment who hasn’t read it. Photographs, historical views and specially commissioned drawings vividly depict a global mosaic of city building – the shaping of medieval Siena; the creation of New Delhi as the crown of the Raj, the remodeling mostof Moscow as the self-styled capital of world socialism and the transformation of the skyline as religious and civic symbols yield to the towers of corporate business.

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Dec 04, Theo ‘coco’ added it. A fascinating resource for the historical development of urban fabrics around the world – essential reading for architects and town planners. This was definitely worth the effort.

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Kostof also draws from other urban thinkers, like Lynch, Jacobs and Wirth to develop a thorough framework in which to set his argument for the historical patterns that developed city form from as far back as there is recorded data. 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 of urban patterns. This is quite different from the study of many other fields.