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City Halls and Civic Materialism

Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space

City Halls and Civic Materialism( )
Editor: Chattopadhyay, Swati
White, Jeremy
Series title:The Architext Ser.
ISBN:978-0-415-81900-8
Publication Date:Mar 2014
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $200.00
Book Description:

The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built form travelled beyond Europe to become an established institution across the globe, the parameters of civic representation changed and the town hall was forced to negotiate new notions of...
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Book Details
Pages:332
Detailed Subjects: Architecture / History / General
Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):17.526 x 24.638 x 2.032 cm
Book Weight:0.818 Kilograms



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