Urban Design in Western Europe
Regime and Architecture, 900-1900
ISBN10: 0226071790 ISBN13: 9780226071794 Contributors: Northcott, Kenneth J. (Translator) Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr Published: Jan 15 1990 Weight: 1.70lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
What makes a city endure and prosper? In this masterful survey of a thousand years of urban architecture, Wolfgang Braunfels identified certain themes common to cities as different as Siena and London, Munich and Venice. Most important is an architecture that expresses the city's personality and most particularly its political personality. Braunfels describes and classifies scores of cities cathedral cities, city-state, maritime cities, imperial cities and examines the links between their political and architectural histories. Lavishly illustrated with city plans, bird's-eye views, early renderings, and modern photographs, this book will delight and instruct architects, urban planners, historians, and travelers."