The Seduction of Place

The Seduction of Place : The City in the Twenty-First Century

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A look at the complex story of the city since the industrial revolution. Disciplines such as sociology, social, economic and political history are combined to interact with the history of architecture. The book draws on many modern day cities, looking at their past and future developments.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 300g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 16 b&w plates
  • 0753812797
  • 9780753812792

About Joseph Rykwert

Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture and Professorof Art History, Emeritus M.A., Cantab; Dr., Royal College of Art; Hon. Dsc.,Edinburgh. Was Slade Professor of Fine Arts, Cambridge University; The Andrew Mellon Visiting Professor, Cooper Union; Senior Fellow, Center for AdvancedStudies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington; George Lurcy Professor, Columbia; Senior Scholar, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica; awarded Chevalier dans l'ordres des Arts et des Lettres, France. Member Accademia di San Luca. Books include: The Necessity of Artifice, The Idea of a Town, The First Moderns, On Adam's House in Paradise, anew translation of L.B.Alberti's On the Art of Building in Ten Books, The Dancing Column, and On the Orders of Architecture.and is widely recognised as one of the leading architectural historians of the twentieth century.
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