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040 _aMAIN
100 _aSpreiregen, Paul D.
245 _aUrban design : the architecture of towns and cities
260 _bMcGraw-Hill Book Company
_aNew York
300 _axi, 243 pages :
_billustrations ;
_c29 cm
505 _aHeritage of urban design The roots of our modern concepts Making a visual survey Some basic principles and techniques examples and scope urban esthetics Designing the parts of the city Residential areas Circulation Regulation and control Governmental programs A comprehensive role for urban design Bibliography Index Index of illustrations
520 _aThis book is addressed to all the design professions and to all students of cities. It is a challenge and a guide to those who would save the city and the metropolis from itself during the fateful decades of explosive urbanization which lie just ahead. Recogniz- ing that all of man's works, including the cities man builds, must respect nature or suffer the consequences, the first chapter of this book skillfully evokes the often prodigious achievements of the city builders of the past. On this solid foundation the chapters which follow develop with clear logic and convincing visual lan- guage an outline of basic principles and techniques of urban design. In the building of the cities of America there has been a long and sad record of failure to understand, respect, and respond to nature, with consequent destruction of essential qualities in the landscape of cities. This volume calls on those who aspire to be the true designers of tomorrow's environment to combine deep appreciation of nature in all its aspects, a sophisticated use of today's complex and fast-expanding computerized technology, and a creative design talent rooted in the history of cities and of design. This study, to a responsive mind and eye, offers a deep and abiding emotional involvement in the ever-varied, frequently rich, and evocatively beautiful physical results of man's interaction with nature in the building of cities.
650 _aCity planning.
650 _arural settlement
650 _aUrban Plans
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