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The continuing city : urban morphology in Western civilization, James E. Vance, Jr

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The continuing city : urban morphology in Western civilization
Title
The continuing city
Title remainder
urban morphology in Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
James E. Vance, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
"We shape our houses but then they shape us." Winston Churchill said it, but James Vance explains it in the updated edition of his classic study of urban geography. The Continuing City focuses on the morphology of the city -- its physical form and structure -- and its power to influence the culture, society, and the day-to-day lives of inhabitants. Without endorsing rigid environmentalism, Vance's text offers a counterpoint to behavioral explanations of history by examining the city as a social phenomenon and cultural force. Although the physical remains of the past are often seen only as works of art, they are also revealing documents. The city is a living alternative to the historical record, one that is unedited by artists and chroniclers. Vance explains the significance of the "morphogenesis" of the city in Western civilization from its ceremonial and administrative function in the ancient world, through its decline with the rise of feudalism, to its reemergence as a commercial center in the late Middle Ages, and its continuing evolution in the modern era. He also explores the city's impact on social structure, demography, technology, mercantile economics, political power, religious and intellectual institutions, styles of art and architecture, and other topics
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Vance, James E
Dewey number
307.76/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT111
LC item number
.V289 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Vance, James E
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  • Cities and towns
  • Civilization, Western
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • Civilización occidental
  • Stedelijke ontwikkeling
  • Sociale ontwikkeling
  • Civilisation occidentale
  • Villes
  • Historische Geographie
  • Stadt
  • Stadtgeographie
Label
The continuing city : urban morphology in Western civilization, James E. Vance, Jr
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Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: This scene of man. c1977
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: urban morphogenesis -- 2. The gods look down: the classical city -- 3. The disintegration into feudalism and the dawn of freedom -- 4. The expression of liberalism: the face of the medieval city -- 5. A town for everyman: the late-medieval Bastide -- 6. The prince's capital and the merchant's town -- 7. The revolution of economy and evolution of the city: urban morphogenesis in the industrial age -- 8. Urban form in the modern world: the emergence of the complex city, 1845-1945 -- 9. Urban morphogenesis since 1945: the rise of the complex city
Control code
20219157
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 534 pages
Isbn
9780801838026
Isbn Type
(pbk. :alk. paper)
Lccn
89037341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1327672
Label
The continuing city : urban morphology in Western civilization, James E. Vance, Jr
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: This scene of man. c1977
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
1. Introduction: urban morphogenesis -- 2. The gods look down: the classical city -- 3. The disintegration into feudalism and the dawn of freedom -- 4. The expression of liberalism: the face of the medieval city -- 5. A town for everyman: the late-medieval Bastide -- 6. The prince's capital and the merchant's town -- 7. The revolution of economy and evolution of the city: urban morphogenesis in the industrial age -- 8. Urban form in the modern world: the emergence of the complex city, 1845-1945 -- 9. Urban morphogenesis since 1945: the rise of the complex city
Control code
20219157
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 534 pages
Isbn
9780801838026
Isbn Type
(pbk. :alk. paper)
Lccn
89037341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1327672

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