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The Resource American urban form : a representative history, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew H. Whittemore ; drawings by Andrew H. Whittemore

American urban form : a representative history, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew H. Whittemore ; drawings by Andrew H. Whittemore

Label
American urban form : a representative history
Title
American urban form
Title remainder
a representative history
Statement of responsibility
Sam Bass Warner and Andrew H. Whittemore ; drawings by Andrew H. Whittemore
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American urban form--the spaces, places, and boundaries that define city life--has been evolving since the first settlements of colonial days. The changing patterns of houses, buildings, streets, parks, pipes and wires, wharves, railroads, highways, and airports reflect changing patterns of the social, political, and economic processes that shape the city. In this book, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore map more than three hundred years of the American city through the evolution of urban form. They do this by offering an illustrated history of "the City"--A hypothetical city that exemplifies the American city's transformation from village to merchant seaport, industrial city, multicentered metropolis, and, finally, regional metropolis that participates in both the local and the global. The book thereby offers a yardstick against which readers can measure the history of their own cities. Warner and Whittemore have constructed their hypothetical City from the histories of Boston, Philadelphia, and New York, focusing on commonalities that make up key patterns in American urban development. In an engaging text accompanied by Whittemore's detailed, meticulous drawings, they chart the City's changing boundaries, densities, building styles, transportation infrastructures, and population patterns. Planning for the future of cities, they remind us, requires an understanding of the forces that shaped the city's past; these are the tools of urban change. The city's protean, ever-changing nature offers each generation a fresh chance to reform (and re-form) it."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Sam Bass
Dewey number
307.760973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.W228 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whittemore, Andrew H.
Series statement
Urban and industrial environments
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
Label
American urban form : a representative history, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew H. Whittemore ; drawings by Andrew H. Whittemore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The city's seventeenth century beginnings -- The city in the mid-eighteenth century -- The merchant republic, 1820 -- The city overwhelmed, 1860 -- The city restructured, 1895 -- Toward a new economy and a novel urban form, 1925 -- The federally supported city, 1950 -- The polycentric city, 1975 -- The global city, 2000
Control code
745766075
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780262017213
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011033010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)745766075
Label
American urban form : a representative history, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew H. Whittemore ; drawings by Andrew H. Whittemore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The city's seventeenth century beginnings -- The city in the mid-eighteenth century -- The merchant republic, 1820 -- The city overwhelmed, 1860 -- The city restructured, 1895 -- Toward a new economy and a novel urban form, 1925 -- The federally supported city, 1950 -- The polycentric city, 1975 -- The global city, 2000
Control code
745766075
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780262017213
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011033010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)745766075

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