The Death and Life of Great American CitiesBook - 2011 | 50th anniversary edition, 2011 Modern Library edition.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning. ... [It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jane Jacobs's tour de force is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It remains sensible, knowledgeable, readable, and indispensable. --- Book Description.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2011.
Edition: 50th anniversary edition, 2011 Modern Library edition.
Branch Call Number: 307.12160973 JACOB
Characteristics: xxxvi, 598 pages ; 19 cm
From Library Staff
Jacobs' classic work; "a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities."