978-0-390-79668-4 / 9780390796684

Classic essays on the culture of cities





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The essay sin this book are the first modern explorations of what it means to live in a city; they are also the greatest essays on city culture yet written. Almost all of these works were composed between 1900 and WWII, but they belong together not simply because they share a common epoch or a common reputation. Most of the writers in these pieces worked with each other in sequence , and out of this persona contact has come a common body of themes, a step-by-step expression of certain ideas, that continues to dominate the way we understand the urban cultures of today. The three parts include: An Introduction; The German School; The Chicago School.

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