Peter Campbell, 9 April 1992
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Routledge, 316 pp., £65, December 1991, 0 415 01552 9Show More
The City Shaped by Spiro Kostof.
Thames and Hudson, 352 pp., £24, September 1991, 0 500 34118 4Show More
A New London by Richard Rogers and Mark Fisher.
Penguin, 255 pp., £8.99, March 1992, 0 14 015794 8Show More
“... cities, are texts so glossed and patched that no single reading of any part of them is possible. Spiro Kostof’s The City Shaped deals with elements which impose patterns. The evidence is in the plans, drawings and aerial photographs which are the best illustrations in his book. The pointed stars of old defence works, now greened over, the irregular ...”