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    DescriptionAn in-depth investigation of the developments of urban environments and how we are affected by it The City in Mind is a far-reaching discourse on the history and current state of urban life. Kunstler reflects on various and diverse cities across the world and investigates the nature and character of their city lives. From London to Mexico City, he takes an in-depth look at each city's history, development and state of architectural and societal success. Other cities explored include Rome, Berlin and Paris. In his investigations, he discovers a disparate Europe with its mix of pre-industrial creativity, war-marked reminders of the twentieth century, and the architectural aftermath of World War II, modernism, and for some, the Cold War. In his discussions on Western culture, Kunstler expands the notions of urbanism first discussed by Jane Jacobs. His examination of cities is at once a concise history of their urban lives and a detailed criticism of how those histories have either aided or hindered the social and civil progress of the cities' occupants.

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    The City in Mind
    Notes on the Urban Condition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Howard Kunstler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743227230
    ISBN 10: 0743227239

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    DC21: 307.76
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
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    B&T Approval Code: A31760000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 307.76
    LC classification: HT101
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, NHTB
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    maps, b&w photographs
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster International
    Publication date
    17 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    James Howard Kunstler is the acclaimed author of two previous bsetselling books. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and an editor for ROLLING STONE, and is a frequent contributor to THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE.
    Review quote
    Lloyd Eby "The World & I" Kunstler's acerbic opinions and mastery of the apposite phrase, occurring on nearly every page, make for exhilarating reading.