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Design of Cities by Edmund N. Bacon

Design of Cities

Design of Cities by Edmund N. Bacon
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May 20, 1976 | 336 Pages
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    May 20, 1976 | 336 Pages

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“Edmund Bacon had greater impact on the planning and development of his hometown [Philadelphia] than any individual except Robert Moses in New York and Daniel Burnham in Chicago. Like Burnham, he had created a noble, logical diagram that had the power to stir the blood.”
—Alexander Garvin, The American City

“Stunning illustrations . . . extraoridinarily lucid plans . . . A breakthrough in beautiful art book making.”
Architectural Forum

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
ForewordRevised Edition
Foreword

THE CITY AS AN ACT OF WILL
AWARENESS OF SPACE AS EXPERIENCE
THE NATURE OF DESIGN
WAYS OF PERCEIVING ONE’S SELF
THE GROWTH OF GREEK CITIES
DESIGN ORDER OF ANCIENT ROME
MEDIEVAL DESIGN
UPSURGE OF THE RENAISSANCE
DESIGN STRUCTURE OF BAROQUE ROME
DUTCH INTERLUDE
18TH AND 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN DESIGN
DEVELOPMENT OF PARIS
EVOLUTION OF SAINT PETERSBURG
JOHN NASH AND LONDON
VITRUVIUS COMES TO THE NEW WORLD
LE CORBUSIER AND THE NEW VISION
THE GREAT EFFORTBRASILIA
PEKING
SIMULTANEOUS MOVEMENT SYSTEMS
DECISION MAKING
PUTTING THE IDEAS TO WORKPHILADELPHIA
GRIFFIN AND CANBERRA
CITY FOR HUMANITYSTOCKHOLM
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Appendix
Notes on Illustrations
Bibliography
Index

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