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Book Title: The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History|
Date of issue: May 4th 1993
ISBN 13: 9780821220160
The author of the book: Spiro Kostof
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 18.64 MB
Read full description of the books The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History:Spanning the ages and the globe, Spiro Kostof explores the city as a "repository of cultural meaning" and an embodiment of the community it shelters. Widely used by both architects and students of architecture, The City Shaped won the AIA's prestigious book award in Architecture and Urbanism. With hundreds of photographs and drawings that illustrate Professor Kostof's innovative ideas, this has become one of the most important works on urbanization.
Read information about the authorSpiro Konstantine Kostof was a leading architectural historian, and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His books continue to be widely read and some are routinely used in collegiate courses on architectural history.
In 1993, following his death, the Society of Architectural Historians established the "Spiro Kostof Award," to recognize books "in the spirit of Kostof's writings," particularly those that are interdisciplinary and whose content focuses on urban development, the history of urban form, and/or the architecture of the built environment.
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