Town and Square: From the Agora to the Village Green

Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1970. Softcover. Yellow card wraps with bw designs and black lettering. 287 pp. with 55 bw line drawings and 96 bw plates. Good. Unbroken spine but with faded covers and underlining on occasional pages. Item #148652

The first publication in English that gives a general survey of the develoment of the inner structure of the town from a dual point of view: that of the funcion of the square in the life of the community and that of its conception in purely aesthetic terms. Zucker shows a continuous development from Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to the creative heights of the 17th and 18th centuries, periods which he considers the culmination of this development. The concluding chapter surveys the role of the square in early American life.

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