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Beijing is the ultimate representation of China's political and cultural capital, of its might - and threat. For so long, the city was closed off to the world, literally built...
This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the...
Explores the city's raisons d'etre, functions and forms, its achievements and problems, from fortifications to sewers, factories to markets, theatres and bars. Standing alongside Lewis Mumford's 1962 classic, "The City...
A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might write about India.
Describes London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs. This title includes chapters on the history of silence and...
Joseph Rykwert explores the great cities of the modern world, examining their fabric and assessing how successfully they have met the needs of their inhabitants. The book covers city centres...