The out-of-print first edition of Albert Pope's "Ladders," a modern classic of urbanism. Pope examines five post-war American cities and the upheavals, expansions, and technological developments that precipitated a change from the open urban grid to the fragmented and closed spaces of suburban cul-de-sacs, expressways, and office parks. Utilizing a series of diagrams and photographs, along with essays, Pope reveals how the character of urban space has become shaped more by sociological effects rather than built forms. Published as part of the "Architecture at Rice" (University) series of books and journals. A second edition was published in 2015. Item #1042.
Condition: Near Fine, in a custom-made protective mylar jacket.