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The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History Paperback – 8 Mar 1999

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; New Ed edition (8 Mar. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500280991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500280997
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 2.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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About the Author

Spiro Kostof (1936-1991) was a professor of Architectural History at the University of California at Berkley, and also taught at M.I.T., and at Yale, Columbia, and Rice universities. His many books include The Architect: Chapters in The History of the Profession (1977) and A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals (1985), now a standard text. He edited America by Design (1987), the companion to a five-part television series that he presented. Kostof also published The City Shaped with Bulfinch Press in 1991.
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