About the Book – The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twenty-First Century
The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twenty-First Century
by Joseph Rykwert
Hardcover Book, 320 pages
The acclaimed and provocative architectural historian Joseph Rykwert explores the history of the city and calls for a return to a human agenda in city planning.Focusing on a range of urban environments around the world — from nineteenth-century London and Paris, to contemporary New Delhi, New York, and Celebration, Florida — Rykwert discusses the evolution of ideas about urban planning and where and why they have succeeded or failed. He investigates public spaces, architectural styles and schools, the role of city planners and developers, and how they affect our experience of cities. Rykwert makes an inspiring case for lively and imaginative urban projects that meet the needs of city dwellers, even as they seduce us with their sense of place.
Books by Author:- Joseph Rykwert