The Architecture of the City (Opposition Books / The MIT Press, 1985) by Aldo Rossi is a classic in postmodern architectural and urban theory.
In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city’s construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students.
– Aldo Rossi, The Architecture of the City (Opposition Books / The MIT Press, 1985), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings except for the ownership stamp on the first flyleaf. The glueing of the binding shows no signs of weakening. The covers are in very good shape; only some fading on the spine.