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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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
City life: urban expectations in a new worldUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Architectural and urban historian Rybczynski (The Most Beautiful House in the World, LJ 4/1/89) has something to say about the shape of American cities, how they got that way, and how they inevitably ... Read full review