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The death and life of great American cities 17 editions

Cover of: The death and life of great American cities by Jane Jacobs
About the Book

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.

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17 editions First published in 1961

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Cover of: The death and life of great American cities.
1961, Random House
The death and life of great American cities.
in English
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities.
1961, Random House
The death and life of great American cities.
in English
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
1961, Vintage Books
The death and life of great American cities
in English
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
1961, Random House
The death and life of great American cities
in English
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
Cover of: The death and life of great Americancities.
1964, Penguin in association with Cape
The death and life of great Americancities.
in English
Cover of: Muerte y vida de las grandes ciudades
1967, Ediciones Península
Muerte y vida de las grandes ciudades
in Spanish - 1. ed.
Cover of: Vita e morte delle grandi grandi città
1969, Giulio Einaudi editore
Vita e morte delle grandi grandi città
in Italian
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities.
1969, The Modern Library
The death and life of great American cities.
in English
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
Cover of: Death and Life of Great American  Cities (Peregrine Books)
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
1992, Vintage Books
The death and life of great American cities
in English - Vintage Books ed.
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
1993, Modern Library
The death and life of great American cities
in English - Modern Library ed.
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
1994, Penguin in association with Jonathan Cape
The death and life of great American cities
in English
Cover of: Morte e vida de grandes cidades
2000, Martins Fontes
Morte e vida de grandes cidades
in Portuguese - 1. ed.
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
Cover of: The death and life of great American cities
2002, Random House
The death and life of great American cities
in English - 2002 ed.

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