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History and Precedent in Environmental Design

  • Rapoport A
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Proposes a theory of the study of the history of built environments that combines a rigorous approach with a scope greatly expanded from the conventional field of architecture history. Advocates considering not only architecture and urban planning, but also vernacular design, a wide range of cultures, and a very long time span. Draws models from art, history, and social and natural sciences. Illustrates the theory with a study of pedestrian streets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (




Rapoport, A. (1990). History and Precedent in Environmental Design. History and Precedent in Environmental Design. Springer US.

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