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Preserving the Worlds Great Cities Both Epic And Intimate, This Is The Story Of The Fight To Save The World S Architectural And Cultural Heritage As It Is Embodied In The Extraordinary Buildings And Urban Spaces Of The Great Cities Of Asia, The Americas, And Europe Never Before Have The Complexities And Dramas Of Urban Preservation Been As Keenly Documented As In Preserving The World S Great Cities In Researching This Important Work, Anthony Tung Traveled Throughout The World To Visit Remarkable Buildings And Districts In China, Italy, Greece, The U.S., Japan, And Elsewhere Everywhere He Found Both The Devastating Legacy Of War, Economics, And Indifference And The Accomplishments Of People Who Have Worked And Sometimes Risked Their Lives To Preserve And Renew The Most Meaningful Urban Expressions Of The Human Spirit.From Singapore S Blind Rush To Become The Most Modern City Of The East To Warsaw S Poignant And Heroic Effort To Resurrect Itself From The Nazis Systematic Campaign Of Physical And Cultural Obliteration, From New York And Rome To Kyoto And Cairo, We See The City As An Expression Of The Best And Worst Within Us This Is Essential Reading For Fans Of Jane Jacobs And Witold Rybczynski And Everyone Who Is Concerned About Urban Preservation From The Hardcover Edition.

10 thoughts on “Preserving the Worlds Great Cities

  1. says:

    In March of 1995 author Anthony M Tung journeyed to 22 of the world s greatest cities in order to study how architectural preservation had failed and succeeded in some of the most artistically and historically significant urban areas around the globe Having served for many years as a member of New York City s Landmarks Preservation Commission, Tung sought to understand how the complex issue of urban conservation was handled around the world and to gather in one book a body of very basic inform In March of 1995 author Anthony M Tung journeyed to 22 of the world s greatest cities in order to study how architectural preservation had failed and succeeded in some of the most artistically and historically significant urban areas around the globe Having served for many years as a member of New York City s Landmarks Preservation Commission, Tung sought to understand how the complex issue of urban conservation was handled around the world and to gather in one book a body of very basic information about this practice.Until the 20th century, each new stage of architecture and construction referred substantially to previous stages in Western culture, there was a direct aesthetic line connecting the architecture of classical Greece, imperial Rome, the Roman...

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    When I first showed this book to my Dad, he asked if Delhi or Lahore were covered in the book Surprised, I promptly went through the index to find they weren t My Dad expressed his surprise which is when I started reading the book, a few weeks ago In between reading about history of Bombay as the premier British colonial administrative city, I was constantly looking for comparison between any other cities mentioned in this book Sure enough, architecture and heritage preservation of cities do When I first showed this book to my Dad, he asked if Delhi or Lahore were covered in the book Surprised, I...

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    Each chapter focuses on a city or pair of cities, such as Moscow Bejing It starts with a concise historical background of the city, and weaves the architectural discussion into the history Major changes are described up to the present day.Tung makes a well reasoned plea for historical preservation, and grapples with difficult questions such ...

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    Preserving the World s Great Cities is a remarkable overview of how the architectural patrimony of cities is shaped Tung weaves history and social analysis to examine what people preserve, or, perhapsoften, do not preserve A book of this scope nec...

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    Anthony M Tung has done something for which I don t think he received credit or reviews He has incisively summarized the ways in which the 19th 20th Centuries slammed into centuries of urban history He shows the destruction, loss, and upheaval Each city he considers i...

  6. says:

    my bible

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