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PART ONE: THE GRAMMAR OF URBAN ARCHITECTURE Elements of the City PART TWO: CITY TYPES & STYLES First Cities Classical Cities China & the Far East The Americas Muslim Era Cities Medieval Towns The Baroque City Italian Hill Towns Cities of God Tidal Cities Hanseatic Towns Industrial Towns Politics & Power Ideal Towns Ideal Cities Organic Growth Shanty Towns Garrison Towns Island Towns & Cities Cities of Towers Underground Cities Megalopolis New Towns Green Towns Abandoned Cities Future Cities Glossary Resources Index

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How to Read Towns & Cities is a highly-illustrated, pocket-sized guide to understanding the forces that have shaped the world's cities from the dawn of civilisation to the present day.

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Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic, presenter and the author of several architecture and design titles. He was architecture and design editor at The Guardian, from 1997 to 2012 and previously held the same post at The Independent. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA.

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