The Resource Direction of cities, John Guinther ; foreword by Edmund N. Bacon

Direction of cities, John Guinther ; foreword by Edmund N. Bacon

Label
Direction of cities
Title
Direction of cities
Statement of responsibility
John Guinther ; foreword by Edmund N. Bacon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • John Guinther's Direction of Cities expounds the nature of cities: how they grow, whom they are intended to serve, which forces harm them and which help them develop their true potential. Written in collaboration with renowned architect and urban planner Edmund N. Bacon, Direction of Cities complements Bacon's own classic Design of Cities. Tracing the growth of America's cities from their earliest days to the present, Guinther relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning, illustrating Bacon's holistic philosophy, which demands an overarching "direction" to counter the city's natural drift toward chaos. Only by this holistic approach can we begin to reverse such problems as the collapse of infrastructure and create a coherent urban vision that meets its citizens' material and spiritual needs
  • Broad in context, lively in its characterization of individual city patterns, and - above all - optimistically practical, Direction of Cities is indispensable reading for everyone interested in understanding the underlying textures of cities and the forces within them that can be developed for their long-term advancement
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guinther, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.G85 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bacon, Edmund N
  • Bacon, Edmund N.
  • Bacon, Edmund N
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • Urban renewal
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • Urban renewal
  • United States
Label
Direction of cities, John Guinther ; foreword by Edmund N. Bacon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Seeing the City -- 2. The Holistic Vision -- 3. The City Beautiful -- 4. Federalism and the City -- 5. A New Vision For the Old City -- 6. The Political City -- 7. Good Government -- 8. The Lethal Linkage -- 9. The Lethal Prescription -- 10. The Architecture of Connection -- 11. Dimension and Direction -- 12. The Continuum Expanded
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780670841981
Lccn
96014675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34474807
  • (OCoLC)ocm34474807
Label
Direction of cities, John Guinther ; foreword by Edmund N. Bacon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Seeing the City -- 2. The Holistic Vision -- 3. The City Beautiful -- 4. Federalism and the City -- 5. A New Vision For the Old City -- 6. The Political City -- 7. Good Government -- 8. The Lethal Linkage -- 9. The Lethal Prescription -- 10. The Architecture of Connection -- 11. Dimension and Direction -- 12. The Continuum Expanded
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780670841981
Lccn
96014675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34474807
  • (OCoLC)ocm34474807

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