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Edinburgh: The Making of a Capital City
By Brian Edwards (editor) and Paul Jenkins (editor)
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Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Publication date December 30, 2005
Pages 255
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780748618682
ISBN-10 0748618686
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.68 lbs.
Original list price $53.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book provides a unique and comprehensive review of the making and re-making of Edinburgh over most of the last millennium. A series of themes of wide relevance are explored and discussed in the context of their impact upon the form of the city and its success as a capital. These include:* The European influence on urban and architectural form.* The synthesis of architecture, landscape and topography.* The dialogue between conservation and innovation.* The search for social, economic and cultural sustainability.* The role of governance and public action in urban ecology.A special feature of the book is the way the Old and New Towns are discussed as a connected problem of image and politics, rather than two isolated events in the history of the city. Likewise, the relations between the city centre, the suburban edge and beyond throughout the 20th century are examined holistically, allowing the reader to gain a broader perspective both of the city of today and of the future. What emerges is a


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9780748618682 | details & prices | 255 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.68 lbs | List price $53.95
About: This book provides a unique and comprehensive review of the making and re-making of Edinburgh over most of the last millennium.

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