Cities Of The World: A History In Maps
by Whitfield, Peter
About This Book
Condensing centuries of history in one volume, Cities of the World traces the historic form and special character of some 200 cities around the world through some of the maps and panoramic views produced of them over the years. Illustrating the classical city-state, the medieval fortress, the baroque capital and the industrial metropolis, the images show how the architectural form and the social life of our cities have been shaped, not only by their geographical setting, but also by religion, royal power, commerce, social ideals and occasionally, artistic vision.
The Asian cities featured in this book include Beijing, Lhasa, Delhi, Goa, Nagasaki and Saigon.
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