The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking at and Dealing With our Radically Changing Cities and Count ryside (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Sep 29, 2010 - Social Science - 256 pages
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Why do some places--the concourse of Grand Central Terminal or a small farm or even the corner of a skyscraper--affect us so mysteriously and yet so forcefully? What tiny changes in our everyday environments can radically alter the quality of our daily lives? The Experience of Place offers an innovative and delightfully readable proposal for new ways of planning, building, and managing our most immediate and overlooked surroundings.
  

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Review: The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking at and Dealing With our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

This was a powerful examination of our relationship with the landscape. The one statement that really stuck with me: "...Western Europeans and Americans have been carrying around with them as part of ... Read full review

Review: The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking at and Dealing With our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside

User Review  - Beth Anne - Goodreads

Picked this up somewhere for 50 cents and wasn't sure about it (would it be out-moded?) and was pleasantly surprised. Learned new things, found other things I wanted to learn more about (Mary Cassatt ... Read full review

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Contents

Simultaneous Perception
3
Connectedness
27
The Possibilities of Planning
53
Picking Up the Pieces
80
OOIOU
103
A Beginning
221
Index
227
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About the author (2010)

William H. Whyte (1917-1999) was editor of Fortune magazine and Distinguished Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He was the author numerous books on social and environmental analysis, including City: Rediscovering the Center and The Organization Man, which is available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Tony Hiss, former staff writer for the New Yorker, is a visiting scholar at the Taub Urban Research Center, New York University. He is the author of The Experience of Place.

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