Customer Reviews


2 Reviews
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

5.0 out of 5 stars Great and inspiring, 1 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space (Paperback)
I found the book accidentally at university and was paying a great amount of money to the library when forgetting to return the book back to the library over and over again. I had to buy my own, finally.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars A major work in understanding city spaces, 26 Jun 2013
By 
R. H. Thomsen (Denmark) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space (Paperback)
Gehl's book, a revised classic since the early 70's, focuses not on buildings but on the life between the buildings: how people move, play, interact in different cityscapes. Contrasting medieval plazas with big concrete architecture and using examples from the various Nordic capitals, he shows how people move between buildings with different levels of social interaction from necessity to idleness, depending on the spaces they move in. Schematics on Italian renaissance towns interact with 60's architecture and newer examples.
For me, the lessons of this book has become the code to use when trying to understand the charms of the cities I visit and the neighbourhoods I don't visit due to having no charm at all. Not an architect or anywhere near, I still found it one of the most interesting reads of many years, and would recommend this book to anyone interested in cities, in travel, in human interaction.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space
Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space by Jahn Gehl (Paperback - 31 Mar 2011)
25.00
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews