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The shape of the city

Toronto struggles with modern planning

by John Sewell

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Buffalo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ontario,
  • Toronto Metropolitan Area
    • Subjects:
    • City planning -- Ontario -- Toronto Metropolitan Area -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementJohn Sewell ; [foreword by Jane Jacobs].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT169.C32 T475 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 252 p. :
      Number of Pages252
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1167231M
      ISBN 100802029019, 080207409X
      LC Control Number94148663
      OCLC/WorldCa28018681

      Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gracq, Julien, Shape of a city. New York: Turtle Point ; London. Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this classic study of cities explains how and why cities - among the most enduring and remarkable of all human artifacts - took the shape they did. Professor Kostof focuses on a number of themes - organic patterns, the grid, the city as diagram, the grand manner, and the skyline - and interprets the hidden order of urban patterns.5/5(1).

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The Shape of the City: Toronto Struggles with Modern Plan and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn moreCited by: The Shape of a City. Julien Gracq, Ingeborg M. Kohn (Translator) Rating details 65 ratings 6 reviews. Julien Gracq, the most important writer in France, is also the only living writer whose complete works appear in a volume of the prestigious Pleiades editions.

The most original of his later works is this book about Nantes, which is Gracqs personal and profound response to Prousts /5. Widely used by both architects and students of architecture, The City Shaped won the AIA's prestigious book award in Architecture and Urbanism.

With hundreds of photographs and drawings that illustrate Professor Kostof's inno Spanning the ages and the globe, The shape of the city book Kostof explores the city as a "repository of cultural meaning" and an embodiment of the community it shelters/5.

City Shapes, by Diana Murray, follows a young girl as she explores all the shapes she finds among her world outside her home. Through her exploration of her beloved city, she recognizes the squares of the buildings and the rectangles of the billboards/5(19).

The Shape of a City Julien Gracq Turtle Point Press This is a prose poem to Nantes, drawn from its author’s deep and time-fractured subjective engagement with the city, in tension with the impact of its being for so long “partially hidden” from him: “[A] city which remains for such a long time almost ‘off limits’ eventually becomes the very symbol of freedom”.

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If this was only a book, I wouldn't even have given it a chance. Elisa Esposito, a mute woman, works as a cleaning woman in a secret government facility/5. Description: The book is about the universal phenomenon of citymaking seen in a historical perspective - how and why cities took the shape they did.

It focuses on a number of themes - organic patterns, the grid, the city as a diagram, the grand manner, and the skyline - and moves through time and place to interpret the hidden order inscribed in urban patterns. It begins with a quotation from Baudelaire that Gracq repeats and distorts: "The shape of a city, as we all know, changes more quickly than the mortal heart." Nantes, still haunted by Andre Breton, Jacques Vache, and Rimbaud behind them, is reconstructed from a remembered image in which the Lycee Clemenceau occupies the center.

The Times news report conveys some of the issues underlying the city's plan to reshape the skyline. The plan would impose more height limits while cutting back on the awful, bare, windswept urban plazas that are a feature of the "tower in a park" model dictated by the city.

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Critics have long voiced concerns about the wisdom of living in cities and the effects of city life on physical and mental health. For a century, planners have tried to meet these issues.

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We are seeing a pulling apart of society, a widening gap between the rich and the.The Shape of a City () Translated by Ingeborg M. Kohn. Slyly impersonal post-Proustian impressions of city and self across most of a century (Gracq was born in and he wrote this in the mid-’80s, or so I realized after mention of a long-popular cafe where the kids these days all have “big hair”).

The way around Nantes.