In City Life, Witold Rybczynski looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of everything from the early colonial settlements to the advent of the skyscraper to the changes wrought by the automobile, the telephone, the airplane, and telecommuting, Rybczynski reveals how our urban spaces have been shaped by the landscapes and lifestyles of the New World.
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CITY LIFE: Urban Expectations in a New WorldUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The learned Rybczynski strikes again, this time with an engrossing social history of town planning in America. Trained as an architect, Rybczynski (Waiting for the Weekend, 1991, etc.) has a fondness ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Reading Rybczynski is like spelling his name. Fascinating and frustrating at the same time. His rambling style, excursions and personal anecdotes are interesting but ultimately distracting from the ... Read full review