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Great City Maps

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465459060
Genre : History
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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.

Great City Maps

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241287392
Genre : Reference
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Step onto the streets of cities around the world, and understand the cultures and civilizations that created them with Great City Maps. This beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps. Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close up views of each city's most intriguing features. Great City Maps gives you more than just a bird's-eye-view, telling the tales behind the city from the hubs of ancient civilization to modern mega-cities. Follow the history of maps and their stories, with profiles of iconic cartographers and artists showing you who created each map, how, and why. Perfect for history, geography and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, Great City Maps is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.

What Makes A Great City

Author : Alexander Garvin
ISBN : 9781610917582
Genre : Architecture
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One of Planetizen's Top Planning Books for 2017 - San Francisco Chronicle's 2016 Holiday Books Gift Guide Pick What makes a great city? City planner and architect Alexander Garvin set out to answer this question by observing cities, largely in North America and Europe, with special attention to Paris, London, New York, and Vienna. For Garvin, greatness is about what people who shape cities can do to make a city great. A great city is a dynamic, constantly changing place that residents and their leaders can reshape to satisfy their demands. Most importantly, it is about the interplay between people and public realm, and how they have interacted throughout history to create great cities. What Makes a Great City will help readers understand that any city can be changed for the better and inspire entrepreneurs, public officials, and city residents to do it themselves.

Great City Parks

Author : Alan Tate
ISBN : 9781317612988
Genre : Architecture
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Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on unique research including extensive site visits and interviews with the managing organisations, this book is illustrated throughout with clear plans and photographs– with this new edition featuring full colour throughout. Tate updates his seminal 2001 work with 10 additional parks, including: The High Line in NYC, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. All the previous city parks have also been updated and revised to reflect current usage and management. This book reflects a belief that well planned, well designed and well managed parks and park systems will continue to make major contributions to the quality of life in an increasingly urbanized world.


Author : Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN : 9781101105177
Genre : History
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The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America.

Saint Louis The Future Great City Of The World

Author : L. U. Reavis
Genre : Saint Louis (Mo.)
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The Color Of A Great City

Author : Theodore Dreiser
ISBN : 0815603363
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Brief descriptive sketches of New York as it was between 1900 and 1914 or 1915.

Great City Plans

Author : Kevin J. Brown
ISBN : 8854415189
Genre : History
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How did our most renowned cities grow into the metropolises we know today? This unique cartography book looks at the city plan from the Renaissance until modern times. It surveys the city during the Enlightenment, Colonialism, and Industrial Revolution; explores Asian and frontier cities; looks at the administrative city plan; and presents the modern pictorial city map. Descriptions provide historical, political, social, and/or economic context, and biographies of the cartographers highlight their contributions.

New York

Author : Sarah M. Henry
ISBN : 0233004408
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Few cities make your heart race faster just by standing on their streets, but New York exerts an influence that stretches far beyond the city's limits. New York: The Story of a Great City tells concisely and entertainingly how the city developed from the land inhabited by the Lenape people to the great metropolis it is today. Organized both thematically and chronologically, the book brings the city's history to life. The book contains stunning images as wells as documents printed on the page including - diary extracts, immigration papers, maps, newspaper clippings, playbills, letters and posters. All go to highlight the ups and downs of the city's past. As Agatha Christie once said, "It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City, New York City is itself a detective story." Now the reader can discover that story in the comfort of his or her own armchair.

The Great City Search

Author : Rosie Heywood
ISBN : 0794510477
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes people and objects found in various places and invites readers to find them in the larger pictures.

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