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Spiro Kostof

Spiro Kostof (1936-1991) was a professor of Architectural History at the University of California at Berkley, and also taught at M.I.T., and at Yale, Columbia, and Rice universities. His many books include The Architect: Chapters in The History of the Profession (1977) and A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals (1985), now a standard text. He edited America by Design (1987), the companion to a five-part television series that he presented. Kostof also published The City Shaped with Bulfinch Press in 1991.


City Shaped, The

City Shaped, The

by Spiro Kostof

Whether it arose from centuries of gradual change or the blueprints of urban planners, every city has its own unique shape and story. Striding across the ages and the globe, Spiro Kostof explores the city as a repository of cultural meaning and an embodiment of the community it shelters. Now ...

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