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History of Urban Form Before the Industrial Revolution

3rd Edition

By A.E.J. Morris

Routledge

444 pages

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Paperback: 9780582301542
pub: 1994-03-07
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Description

Provides an international history of urban development, from its origins to the industrial revolution. This well established book maintains the high standard of information found in the previous two editions, describing the physical results of some 5000 years of urban activity. It explains and develops the concept of 'unplanned' cities that grow organically, in contrast with 'planned' cities that were shaped in response to urban form determinants. Spread throughout the texts are copious illustrations from a wealth of sources, including cartographic urban records, aerial and other photographs, original drawings and the author's numerous analytical line drawings.

Table of Contents

1. The Early Cities 2. Greek City States 3. Rome and the Empire 4. Medieval Towns 5. The Renaissance: Italy Sets a Pattern 6. France: Sixteenth to 8. Britain: Sixteenth to Mid Nineteenth Centuries 9. Spain and her Empire 10. Urban USA 11. Islamic Cities of the Middle East 12. Appendix A: China 13. Appendix B: Japan 14. Appendix C: Indian Mandalas 15. Appendix D: Indonesia 16. Appendix E: Comparative Plans of Cities

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL002000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography