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Anybody know any good books?

Virtue City

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Anyone know of/have any recommendations for any good books relating to the design of public spaces or public squares?

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Lee Nellis

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Christopher Alexander's The Pattern Language could help. And there is always Kevin Lynch, What Time Is This Place? The Image of the City. These all fit a public square into context in one way or another. Also, Michael Hough's Out of Place.
 

Virtue City

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"Image of the City"

I've read Lynch's "Image of the City," and I thought it was a decent book. His analysis and application of the components of the cityscape was the strongpoint of the book. I wasn't too impressed with the rest of the book, including the LA/Jersey/Boston segment.
 
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