Design of Cities: Revised Edition (Revised)

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Price
$55.00  $51.15
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
8.06 X 10.88 X 0.7 inches | 2.24 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140042368

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About the Author
Edmund N. Bacon was born in Philadelphia and studied architecture at Cornell University and at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, under Eliel Saarinen. In 1938, after two years as a city planner in Flint, Michigan, Mr. Bacon became managing director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission from 1949 until his retirement in 1970. Under his leadership Philadeplphia became engaged in a continuous program of restoration and rebuilding that has become famous around the world. In 1971 Mr. Bacon was awarded the American Institute of Planners Distinguished Service Award for his innovations and achievements as Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.
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"Edmund Bacon had greater impact on the planning and development of his hometown [Philadelphia] than any individual except Robert Moses in New York and Daniel Burnham in Chicago. Like Burnham, he had created a noble, logical diagram that had the power to stir the blood."
--Alexander Garvin, The American City

"Stunning illustrations . . . extraoridinarily lucid plans . . . A breakthrough in beautiful art book making."
--Architectural Forum