City Life

By Witold Rybczynski

In urban existence, Witold Rybczynski appears at what we need from towns, how they've got developed, and what bills for his or her special identities. during this brilliant description of every little thing from the early colonial settlements to the arrival of the skyscraper to the adjustments wrought via the auto, the phone, the aircraft, and telecommuting, Rybczynski unearths how our city areas were formed by way of the landscapes and life of the recent global.

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