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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 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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Hiss, a writer for The New Yorker (where portions of this will appear), passionately believes that "the places where we spend our time affect the people we are and can become.'' Here he explores ... Read full review

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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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