Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
Random House, 1961. New York
8vo.; black cloth boards, spine stamped in gilt; a few marks to top edge of pages printed dust-jacket; faint tanning to edges of dust-jacket and along spine; price-clipped. Near Fine.
First edition. A very handsome copy of Jacobs’ classic study of cities and urban planning. The influence of this book is still being felt. Jacobs’ critique of hyper rational modernist city planning is credited by many with turning the tide against the worst excesses of “urban renewal” (and, not incidentally, with saving
Greenwich Village from Robert Moses).
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