BIOPOLIS PATRICK GEDDES AND THE CITY OF LIFE PDF

Includes bibliographical references and index. Welter is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of California at Santa Barbara Full Text Reviews Appeared in Choice on By all accounts, Geddes was a seminal figure in the formative stages of the field of city and regional planning at the turn of the 20th century. His perspective was broad and inclusive, at once rigorously disciplined and intensely human. His writings had a profound impact on a generation of advocates of the garden city in England, Europe, and the US. He was a pioneer in recognizing the cultural value of historic city centers and broke new ground in conceptualizing communities as integral parts of their respective regions. In these and other ways, his legacy continues to help shape our outlook toward the physical environment.

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Includes bibliographical references and index. Welter is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of California at Santa Barbara Full Text Reviews Appeared in Choice on By all accounts, Geddes was a seminal figure in the formative stages of the field of city and regional planning at the turn of the 20th century.

His perspective was broad and inclusive, at once rigorously disciplined and intensely human. His writings had a profound impact on a generation of advocates of the garden city in England, Europe, and the US.

He was a pioneer in recognizing the cultural value of historic city centers and broke new ground in conceptualizing communities as integral parts of their respective regions. In these and other ways, his legacy continues to help shape our outlook toward the physical environment. Much useful material is presented on the contexts in which his ideas developed. This book is essential reading for historians and others focusing on the intellectual framework of urbanism over the past century.

But it is for the specialist; Welter assumes readers are familiar with Geddes and the movements to which he contributed so much. Graduate students and above. Nation, Journal of Regional Science This item was reviewed in: Choice, November To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Main Description The Scottish urbanist and biologist Patrick Geddes is perhaps best known for introducing the concept of "region" to architecture and planning.

At the turn of the twentieth century, he was one of the strongest advocates of town planning and an active participant in debates about the future of the city. His urbanism was informed by his lifelong interest in the theory of evolution and in ecology, cutting-edge areas in the late nineteenth century. The Scottish urbanist and biologist Patrick Geddes is perhaps best known for introducing the concept of "region" to architecture and planning. Table of Contents.

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Biopolis : Patrick Geddes and the city of life

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