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Published: 25 March 2004

320 Pages | 16pp halftone plates


ISBN: 9780192805546

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The Seduction of Place

The History and Future of the City

Joseph Rykwert

  • An impassioned account of the successes and failures of the city and the responsibilities we all share for its future
  • Revised epilogue discusses the implications of the 9/11 attacks for 21st-century cities
  • Hugh Pearman of the Sunday Times listed it as number four in his top five architecture books of the year
  • Great reviews: Rykwert is a gloriously erudite, ingeniously speculative historian and critic of architecture, Susan Sontag
  • This is a necessary book. At a time when the future of cities is being discussed worldwide, Joseph Rykwert offers us an overview of the subject from its tentative beginnings in the Middle East some 10,000 years ago, Sunday Times
  • Over 30 illustrations

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