Book Review


Architecture and the Genius of Place
Eric Parry

A mixture of history, anthropology architectural theory and sociology is used to analyse various aspects of the city from the bottom (pavement) to the top (horizon) and from the small space (room) to the large one (parish). It also considers the role of the street in making a successful place, and finally the urban garden and its artificial representation of tamed nature. This is a very personal and idiosyncratic book, not easy to read but with some interesting insights.

URBAN DESIGN 140 Autumn 2016 Publication Urban Design Group

As featured in URBAN DESIGN 140 Autumn 2016

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Reviewed By
Sebastian Loew, architect and planner, writer and consultant