Steen Eiler Rasmussen’s London: The Unique City (Penguin Books, 1934/1960) analyses the urban structure of London and its historical reasons.
Why is London so different from continental cities? Why has it spread not upwards but outwards? These were two of the questions which fascinated the danish architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen and which prompted him to make a visual and historical exploration of the city. The results of his investigations, in photographs and text, form what is probably one of the most fascinating and readable books about the English capital to be written in this century. The different types of houses, neighbourhoods, and parks are studied and described, together with the social influences which have moulded both the character and the shape of the city.
– Steen Eiler Rasmussen, London: The Unique City (Penguin Books, 1934/1960), book description
The text is in English. The book has been illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps.
The copy in our stock is in good condition. The pages are clean without any markings, and the glueing of the binding is fine. There is some age-related yellowing on the pages, and the covers show only some slight shelf wear and signs of use.