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1 BARIUCELLI, JEAN-PIERRE. Fireplaces Of Civilization: Literary Portraits Of Florence, Paris, Sicily, Seville & Granada.
Xenos Books, Riverside: 1993. 1879378078 / 9781879378070 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Evocations of great centers of culture, mixing their art, literature and history with personal reminiscences, by a distinguished scholar. 
Price: 60.09 USD
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2 BORER, M. CATHCART. The City Of London.
Pitman Publishing, New York: 1962. First edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Sets out to describe in simple language the London of the merchants, and deals with its history and development and with its commercial, financial and civic institutions. Among the subjects covered are the Port of London, the Commodity Markets, the Baltic Exchange and Lloyd's, the Stock Exchange and the Money Market (the Bank of England, other banks, the gold bullion market, acceptance houses, discount houses, the foreign exchange market and insurance companies). Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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3 BROWN, ELIZABETH MILLS. New Haven: A Guide To Architecture And Urban Design.
Yale University Press. New Haven and London: 1976. 0300019939 / 9780300019933 s Softcover. Good condition. Several creases on front cover. 

Price: 11.45 USD
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4 CRONON, WILLIAM. Nature's Metropolis: Chicago And The Great West.
W. W. Norton, New York: 1992. 0393308731 / 9780393308730 First paperback edition. s Softcover. Good condition. Some slight yellow highlighting in early chapter. 
Gives an environmental perspedtive on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, the author opens a new window on the national past. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.59 USD
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5 DREYFUS, PHILIP J. Our Better Nature: Environment And The Making Of San Francisco.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2009. Facsimile Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A historical approach to reintegrating the city with its natural environment. Few cities are so dramatically identified with their environment as San Francisco—the landscape of hills, the expansive bay, the engulfing fog, and even the deadly fault line shifting below. Yet most residents think of the city itself as separate from the natural environment on which it depends. In Our Better Nature, Philip J. Dreyfus recounts the history of San Francisco from Indian village to world-class metropolis, focusing on the interactions between the city and the land and on the generations of people who have transformed them both. Dreyfus examines the ways that San Franciscans remade the landscape to fit their needs, and how their actions reflected and affected their ideas about nature, from the destruction of wetlands and forests to the creation of Golden Gate and Yosemite parks, the Sierra Club, and later, the birth of the modern environmental movement. Today, many San Franciscans seek to strengthen the ties between cities and nature by pursuing more sustainable and ecologically responsible ways of life. Consistent with that urge, Our Better Nature not only explores San Francisco's past but also poses critical questions about its future. Dreyfus asks us to reassess our connection to the environment and to find ways to redefine ourselves and our cities within nature. Only with such an attitude will San Francisco retain the magic that has always charmed residents and visitors alike. Philip J. Dreyfus is Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He has received numerous awards for his classroom teaching, and his writings have appeared in various academic journals. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1968. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 4.28 USD
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7 GIROUARD, MARK, Cities & People: A Social And Architectural History.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London: 1989. 0300039689 / 9780300039689 Fourth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
London, Paris, Venice, New York, Rome, Constantinople - the cities of the world have captured man's imagination for generations. In this lively, sumptuously illustrated book, the author takes us on a tour of cities and their people through the centuries. Focusing on carefully selected cities at crucial periods in their history, Mark Girouard looks at their architecture and design in the light of the neds of the men and women who lived in them. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.26 USD
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8 GIROUARD, MARK, Cities & People: A Social And Architectural History.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London: 1985. 0300035020 / 9780300035025 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. 
London, Paris, Venice, New York, Rome, Constantinople - the cities of the world have captured man's imagination for generations. In this lively, sumptuously illustrated book, the author takes us on a tour of cities and their people through the centuries. Focusing on carefully selected cities at crucial periods in their history, Mark Girouard looks at their architecture and design in the light of the neds of the men and women who lived in them. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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9 GOODMAN, PHEBE S. The Garden Squares Of Boston.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2004. 1584652985 / 9781584652984 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
"In this remarkable book, Goodman tells the story of Boston's garden squares and offers readers a fascinating glimpse of early urban planning, touching on the evolution and preservation of the garden squares of the South End of Boston . . . [A] beautifully illustrated story of urban communal gardens." —New England Antiques Journal Beautifully illustrated history of a previously undocumented feature of Boston's urban landscape. Of the many types of historic landscapes that have become treasured open spaces in North America's dense urban fabric, the garden (or residential) square largely has been overlooked. Yet the garden square played an important role in the planning of Philadelphia, Savannah, Boston, and New York, several of America's major early cities. Boston's garden squares most closely resemble the squares of London in purpose and appearance. Intended as speculative real estate ventures, the London garden squares were distinguished by row houses and ornamental iron fences enclosing gardens planted with trees and grass. The gardens served as welcome patches of greenery for affluent residents who chose to live in relatively cramped quarters within the city. As such, gardens were the raison d'źtre for this early form of urban design. Although garden squares pre-date well-documented municipal parks, the historical significance of these squares is not fully understood. In this remarkable book, Goodman tells the story of Boston's garden squares and offers her readers a fascinating glimpse of early urban planning. Goodman traces Charles Bulfinch's connection with these historic landscapes and compares them to their London prototypes. While Bostonians and others are familiar with Boston's iconic Louisburg Square on Beacon Hill, few people know that Boston's South End neighborhood boasts a group of eight garden squares. After discussing London squares and their effect on urban planning in several eastern seaboard cities, Goodman turns to Boston's three privately developed garden squares, all of which were located close to the original center of the city. She pays special attention to Louisburg Square, the only one that has survived. Focusing on the characteristic landscape features that define the gardens, Goodman also showcases the five of the eight publicly developed garden squares of the South End—Blackstone Square, Franklin Square, Chester Square, Union Park, and Worcester Square. Concluding with a chapter on the evolution and preservation of the garden squares of the South End, Goodman discusses private versus public ownership and access, maintenance, and preservation treatments — issues that provide practical information helpful in the management of historical as well as contemporary landscapes. She urges a combined effort of neighborhood groups and the public sector to maintain these squares. Otherwise, she warns, "the future of these historic garden squares will be in jeopardy." "The idea of creating slivers of residential green spaces, often ornamented with elegant iron fences and fountains, was imported from London by celebrated Boston architect Charles Bullfinch. The purpose was to enhance the views and value of abutting townhouses, rather than encourage actual usage. Goodman, a Boston landscape preservation consultant and former director of the Friends of Copley Square, details the history and evolution of five of the eight publicly developed garden squares of the South End, plus now-paved-over gardens such as Bullfinch's Franklin Place, and the great iconic survivor, Louisburg Square. Built in 1826, Louisburg Square is now one of only two private London-style garden squares in the United States, the other being New York City's Gramercy Park." —Carol Stocker, Boston Globe "[A] successful effort that illuminates much about larger topics while addressing a seemingly narrow one… the book provides a wealth of information… the illustrations are outstanding and useful and the argument persuasive. Goodman's book will encourage readers to discover, or newly appreciate, these charming garden squares."—The New England Quarterly Goodman contributes to our understanding of the development of Boston in the nineteenth century. Her thorough discussion of the South End squares clearly demonstrates that the gardens were planned and planted long before any houses were built or lots sold. She convinces us that these gardens were meant to be signifiers of urban refinement, independent of the architecture that would soon enclosed them and evocative of fashionable possibilities. In the early 1850s, the South End was to be imagined as a new neighborhood, complete with gated parks surrounded by modern townhouses in the latest style. By building squares surrounded by empty lots, Boston rejected an imaginary landscape of gentility in a rapidly changing city. Goodman's research points the way to a fuller understanding of the role of the landscaped square in this important period of Boston's development."—Winterthur Portfolio Phebe S. Goodman is a landscape designer with a special interest in urban parks. For many years she was executive director of the Friends of Copley Square, which works in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to maintain Copley Square. She also has served as a landscape preservation consultant for the Chester Square Neighborhood Association in Boston's South End. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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10 HECKSCHER, AUGUST. Open Spaces: The Life Of The American Cities, A Twentieth Century Fund Essay.
Harper & Row, New York: 1977. 0060118016 / 9780060118013 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 42.28 USD
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Chronicle Books, San Francisco: 1993. 081180111X / 9780811801119 First Edition. s Softcover. Brand New Book. 
Examines the architectural and historical evolution of Las Vegas, from its modest origins as a roadside stop to its explosive expansion into a compelling landscape of resort hotels, neon signs, highrise towers, and all-night casinos. Illustrated throughout with historic photographs. Includes an Index. 
Price: 137.75 USD
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12 HIGHSMITH, CAROL M. & LANDPHAIR, TED. New Orleans: A Photographic Tour.
Crescent Books, New York: 1997. 0517186101 / 9780517186107 Fourth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Here is the perfect souvenir for anyone who has ever visited th city, and a peerless gift for anyone avid to savor the Big Easy's special tang and allure. A city of vivid and varied charms, New orleans proffers a wealth of pleasures for the senses. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.30 USD
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Chronicle Books, San Francisco: 1984. 0877012911 / 9780877012917 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Very good condition. 
100 provocative and often humorous images which somehow unify Los Angeles's elusive and fragmented parts. Includes introductory remarks by internationally renowned artist Edward Ruscha who looks at L.A.'s place in contemporary history through its visual images and compulsive energy. 
Price: 11.12 USD
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14 LIEBLING, A. J.; STEINBERG, SAUL (DRAWINGS). Chicago: The Second City.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2004. 0803280351 / 9780803280359 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Many Chicagoans rose in protest over A. J. Liebling's tongue-in-cheek tour of their fair city in 1952. Liebling found much to admire in the Windy City's people and culture—its colorful language, its political sophistication, its sense of its own history and specialness, but Liebling offended that city's image of itself when he discussed its entertainments, its built landscapes, and its mental isolation from the world's affairs. Liebling, a writer and editor for the New Yorker, lived in Chicago for nearly a year. While he found a home among its colorful inhabitants, he couldn't help comparing Chicago with some other cities he had seen and loved, notably Paris, London, and especially New York. His magazine columns brought down on him a storm of protests and denials from Chicago's defenders, and he gently and humorously answers their charges and acknowledges his errors in a foreword written especially for the book edition. Liebling describes the restaurants, saloons, and striptease joints; the newspapers, cocktail parties, and political wards; the university; and the defining event in Chicago's mythic past, the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. Illustrated by Steinberg, Chicago is a loving, if chiding, portrait of a great American metropolis. A. J. Liebling (1904-63) was a longtime contributor and columnist for the New Yorker. He wrote The Sweet Science and nineteen other books of nonfiction, including Mollie and Other War Pieces, also available in a Bison Books edition. Saul Steinberg was a cartoonist and illustrator best known for his covers and illustrations in the New Yorker. "Alex Kotlowitz's Never a City So Real has a different style and tone from A. J. Liebling's 1952 tongue-in-cheek book about Chicago, but they belong on the same elevated bookshelf of Chicago classics. The series in The New Yorker that this book is based on elicited a slew of protests from Chicagoans, which Liebling answers in this witty volume."—Elizabeth Taylor, The Chicago Tribune "Good entertainment. The book is attractively designed, the illustrations are first-rate and Mr. Liebling can write."—New York Times "Mr. Liebling's entertaining book can be highly recommended."—New York Herald Tribune "He has shown his readers in his lively, sardonic style exactly the split-personality city that he feels Chicago to be."—San Francisco Chronicle 
Price: 14.92 USD
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Doubleday, Garden City: 1964. Second Printing. November 1964. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A work prepared to the specifications of Edgar Kaufmann - "I want you [Stephan Lorant] to do a book on Pittsburgh, a profusely illustrated book which would show how the city has grown and how it became what it is today...a deluxe book." Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.71 USD
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16 MORRIS, LLOYD. Incredible New York: High Life And Low Life Of The Last Hundred Years.
Random House, New York: 1951. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Explore every inch of New York - Broadway and the Bowery, Greenwich Village and Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, the mansions and brothels, saloons and salons, museums and theaters, restaurants and speakeasies of the last half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth. Here are the Vanderbilts, the Astors and the Rockefellers, the Bowery Boys, Diamond Jim Brady and Dutch Schultz; P. T. Barnum, Lillian Russell and Texas Guinan; Horace Greeley, Susan B Anthony, Boss Tweed, Jimmy Walker, Fiorello La Guardia - the whole nostalgic pageant of people whose furious drive rocketed the city to undreamt-of heights. Includes an Index, 
Price: 15.68 USD
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17 MUMFORD, LEWIS. From The Ground Up: Observations On Contemporary Architecture, Housing, Highway Building, And Civic Design.
Harcourt, Brace and Co., New York: 1956. Twenty-six essays from The New Yorker never before published in book form. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A collection of essays limited to New York that nonetheless raise issues that are universal. Shall we produce order or chaos? Spaciousness or congestion? Aesthetic delight or depression? Townscapes and landscapes designed for living or cells and prison blocks for automatons? 
Price: 14.25 USD
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18 PRICE, NELSON. Indianapolis Then & Now.
Thunder Bay Press, San Diego: 2004. 1592232086 / 9781592232086 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Shows black-and-white images from the city's glorious past alongside eye-catching, full-color, contemporary photographs of how the scene looks today. It features historic places such as the Indiana Statehouse, the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Lockerbie Square, and the Federal Building, as well as modern areas of interest such as the Monon Trail and Circle, all showing the mixture of preservation and change in this historic city. Includes an Index. 
Price: 31.35 USD
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19 RADELET, LOUIS A. The Police And The Community.
Glencoe Press, Beverly Hills: 1973. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Binding is beginning to break. 

Price: 4.28 USD
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20 SEELEY, JOHN R.; SIM, R. ALEXANDER; LOOSLEY, ELIZABETH W. Crestwood Heights: A Study Of The Culture In Suburban Life.
Basic Books, New York: 1959. Third Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. There are stains on the bottom front cover. 

Price: 6.18 USD
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