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Author: Grady Clay

ISBN: 9780226109459
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17 December 1979
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0 x 1.2
Description:
"Grady Clay looks hard at the landscape, finding out who built what and why, noticing who participates in a city's success and who gets left in a 'sink, ' or depressed (often literally) area. Clay doesn't stay in the city; he looks at industrial towns, truck stops, suburbs--nearly anywhere people live or work. His style is witty and readable, and the book is crammed with illustrations that clarify his points. If I had to pick up one book to guide my observations of the American scene, this would be it."--Sonia Simone, "Whole Earth Review"
"The emphasis on the informal aspects of city-shaping--topographical, historical, economic and social--does much to counteract the formalist approach to American urban design. "Close-Up."..should be required reading for anyone wishing to understand Americans and their cities."--Roger Cunliffe, "Architectural Review"
""Close-Up" is a provocative and stimulating book."--Thomas J. Schlereth, "Winterthur Portfolio"
"Within this coherent string of essays, the urban dweller or observer, as well as the student, will find refreshing strategies for...

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