Limits Of The City
ISBN10: 0920057640 ISBN13: 9780920057643 Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd Published: Jan 1 1996 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
"City air makes people free." With this medieval adage, Murray Bookchin begins a remarkable essay on the evolution and the dialectics of urbanism. In an age when city air makes people cough, and, indeed, city life makes many of them psychotic, there is a certain grim irony to the saying. But with a wealth of learning and a depth of passion, Bookchin convincingly argues that there was once a human and progressive tradition of urban life, and that this heritage has reached its "ultimate negation in the modern metropolis."