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Based on a new way of describing and analyzing the kinds of spatial patterns produced by buildings and towns, this study presents a new theory of space: how and why it is a vital component of how societies work. The authors examine what it is about different types of societies that leads them to adopt different spatial forms and from this general theory they outline a "pathology of modern urbanism" in today's social context.Read more
- Presents a new theory of space
- By renowned author in the field
- Highly illustrated and clearly designed
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"No doubt the book will create controversy and attract criticism. But this is a function of its great importance for the development of theory in architectural and urban studies, in which it will open up whole new areas of debate and investigation." Architects' JournalSee more reviews
"...a big step in attempts to develop a truly theoretical discourse on built form and...a substantial groundwork towards an intelligent understanding of the social nature of building and urban spaces." Design Research
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- Date Published: January 1989
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521367844
- length: 296 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 176 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.52kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The problem of space
2. The logic of space
3. The analysis of settlement layouts
4. Bindings and their genotypes
5. The elementary building and its transformations
6. the spatial logic of arrangements
7. The spatial logic of encounters: a computer-aided thought experiment
8. Societies as spatial systems
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