American Urban Architecture: Catalysts in the Design of Cities

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University of California Press, 1989 - Architecture - 190 pages
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Attoe and Logan propose a specifically American theory of urban design. Arguing that theories of urban design, especially theories about the remaking of cities, have been largely European in origin and thus of questionable value in American contexts, the authors see the characteristic features of American cities--the grid, loft buildings, distinctive styling, and so forth--as opportunities for a specifically American urbanism.

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Wayne Attoe has lived in Cambria for more than two decades and works with others to conserve its natural environment. An earlier career teaching architecture stressed the value of historic buildings and neighborhoods. The Cambria Historical Society and the History Center of San Luis Obispo County are sources for many of the images included.

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