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

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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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Tony Hiss has written over 12 books including The Experience of Place and In Motion. His books have explored subjects as varied as train travel, Hunanese cooking, giant pandas, the story of his family, and the future of New York City. He was a staff writer at the New Yorker for more than 30 years, has lectured around the world, and is currently a visiting scholar at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He lives in New York with his wife, writer Lois Metzger, and their son.

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