Barcelona: The Urban Evolution of a Compact City (Harvard University Graduate School of Design & Nicolodi, 2005) by Joan Busquets offers a comprehensive view towards the historic formation of Barcelona, a prototype of a European Mediterranean city with a long urban tradition.
This book centres on the construction of Barcelona, taking as its basis the most important planning operations and city projects, and drawing on various sources for the different phases. Its urban development was very varied, even without taking into account the interventions of royalty or aristocrats that produced large avenues and parks. The local scale of many of the projects contrasts with the cosmopolitan aspirations that have mede some of these interventions so innovative; these might include some of the major projects carried out for special events, such as the events in 188 (World Exhibition), 1929 (Electrical Industries Exhibition) and 1992 (Olympic Games).
– Barcelona: The Urban Evolution of a Compact City (Harvard University Graduate School of Design & Nicolodi, 2005), book description
The text is in English. The book has been richly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, and diagrams.
The copy currently in our stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean without any markings; only the first fly leaf has some tiny stains and marks. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers is in very good condition with only some minor signs of shelf wear.