City squares : eighteen writers on the spirit and significance of squares around the world / [edited by] Catie Marron. - First edition. - xiii, 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

"With 93 photographs"--Dust jacket.

Culture : the power of place: Introduction / Maidan-e-Pompa, Kabul : resisting the square / Place des Vosges, Paris : a private place / Red Square, Moscow, Grand Market Square, Kraków : the past is always present / Squares of Rome and Venice : the shadow of ideas : circles and squares / Djemaa el-Fnaa, Marrkech : engaging with complexity and diversity / Geopolitics : strength in numbers: Introduction / Tahrir Square, Cairo : lost and found in the Square / Rabin Square, Tel Aviv : so empty, so loud / Taksim Square, Istanbul : Byzantine, then and now / Tiananmen Square, Beijing : in search of heavenly peace / Euromaidan, Kiev : a place becomes a movement / History : influence on humanity: Introduction / Grand Parade, Cape Town : a speech for the ages / Residential squares, London : a meander through splendor and squalor / Zócalo, Mexico City : on sacred ground / Harvard Square, Boston : a city changes, its heart endures / The virtual square : Hacker Square / by Michael Kimmelman ; Rory Steward ; Adam Gopnik ; Anne Applebaum ; Zadie Smith ; David Adjaye -- David Remnick ; Jehane Noujaim ; Ari Shavit ; Elif Shafak ; Evan Osnos ; Chrystia Freeland -- George Packer ; Richard Stengel ; Andrew Roberts ; Alma Guillermoprieto ; Ann Beattie ; Gillian Tett. part one. part two. part three.

9780062380203 (hardcover) 0062380206 (hardcover)

40025985705


Public spaces--Social aspects.
Plazas--Social aspects.
City planning--Social aspects.
Sociology, Urban.

HT185 / .C5753 2016

307.76 CIT.Y / 008971
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