Wild City: an architects word sketches of the new city (Architecture, Mind and Culture Book 2) Philip James Kirke

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Published: November 5th 2014

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Wild City: an architects word sketches of the new city (Architecture, Mind and Culture Book 2)  by  Philip James Kirke

Wild City: an architects word sketches of the new city (Architecture, Mind and Culture Book 2) by Philip James Kirke
November 5th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 29 pages | ISBN: | 8.37 Mb

Historians have traditionally pointed to the advent of major fixed settlements, which appeared in the Indus Valley, Egypt and Mesopotamia all around 3000 BC, as indicative of the birth of civilisation. Reliability of crops, underwritten by the greatMoreHistorians have traditionally pointed to the advent of major fixed settlements, which appeared in the Indus Valley, Egypt and Mesopotamia all around 3000 BC, as indicative of the birth of civilisation.

Reliability of crops, underwritten by the great rivers, the Indus, the Nile, the Tigris and Euphrates respectively, enabled the first great cities to flourish. The abandonment of a former nomadic existence gave new certainties that had previously not existed. Human civilisation, in becoming synonymous with human settlement, had became a discrete entity, no longer an integral interwoven thread of the warp and weft of a wilderness world.

But our assumption that the human city equates to human civilisation might be ripe for challenge. The new city is not like its ancestors. The entire planet has become urban. For architects on their traditional Grand Tour of Europe, the sketch book recorded in ink and water colour, impressions of great cities at their loveliest. But what might an architect’s sketch book find of value to record in this strange new city of ours?



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