Urban Studies

Urban Studies

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The Cleveland Year Book 1921, Chadsey, Mildred (editor)
1 Chadsey, Mildred (editor) The Cleveland Year Book 1921
Cleveland, Ohio The Cleveland Foundation 1921 First Edition Hard Cover Good-plus No DJ 
This book marks the debut of the first annual Cleveland Year Book -- first one and published i n April 1921. The book is pristine inside with very white pages and no foxing and is also tighttly bound. The cover shows very little wear, but as you can see from the photo, there are some light spots to the front board. Book measures 7"x7" and has 311 pages including index. An interesting look back at the evolution of Cleveland which covers among many topics, city planning, housing, public utilities, commerce and industry, labor, social services, the arts and religion, 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Urban Structures for the Future, Dahinden, Justus
2 Dahinden, Justus Urban Structures for the Future
New York Praeger 1972 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Book itself shows clean red-orange cloth showing just a tiny flat crease to lower front corner. No names or writing. Jacket is likewise clean with just a few tiny chips to top edge near corner and a small tear and minor wear to top of spine. Has not been price-clipped and looks most handsome in brand new mylar. 203 black and white illustrations and 257 plans. Book measures 9"x10-1/2" . Originally published in Germany in 1971. 
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Gateway Cities and Other Essays (Great Plains Environmental Design Series), Eaton, Leonard K.
3 Eaton, Leonard K. Gateway Cities and Other Essays (Great Plains Environmental Design Series)
Ames, Iowa Iowa State Press 1989 0813803462 / 9780813803463 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Oblong 
Very nice clean book pristine inside and out with no bumps to boards, no names or writing, and no tears or chips to jacket which will arrive in brand new mylar. A collection of essays on the "environmental culture" of the American Midwest and the Canadian Northwest. Book is illustrated throughout with black and whie photographs. Measures 9" tall by 11" across. 203 pages including index. 
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Une Cite Industrielle; Etude Pour La Construction Des Villes (Large Map Laid-in), Garnier, Tony
4 Garnier, Tony Une Cite Industrielle; Etude Pour La Construction Des Villes (Large Map Laid-in)
New York Princeton Architectural Press 1989 0910413479 / 9780910413473 First Thus Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Oblong 
Crips, clean, beautiful book. No names or wriitng, no bumps to boards, and no tears or chips to dustjacket. Still retains very large map laid-in measuring approximately 35" high and 54" wide. (see photo 3). Pages are psristine as are exterior page edges. Only fault is a small spot to back of dustjacket. 196 pages with 16 in color and 152 black and white illustrations.A utopian city conceived by the author while a Rome Prize student at the Villa Medici. He then exhibited it for the first time in Paris in 1904 and published the first edition of the book in 1919. Garnier's visions of architecture and urbanism are still relevant today and the boom tiself is beautiful as a work of art. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Ed Bacon; Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia, Heller, Gregory L.
5 Heller, Gregory L. Ed Bacon; Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 2013 0812244907 / 9780812244908 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, as new book -- no names or writing, no bumps to boards and no tears or chips to jacket which will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Charismatic, but controversial, Ed Bacon was an urban planner who changed a city. In the mid-20th century, Bacon took steps to halt the exodus into the suburbs and put Philadelphia on the map as a modern city. Illustrtated in black and white. 303 pages including index. 
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From Town to Tower (Western Reserve Historical Society Publication), Johannesen, Eric
6 Johannesen, Eric From Town to Tower (Western Reserve Historical Society Publication)
U.S.A. Western Reserve Historical Cociety 1983 0911704310 / 9780911704310 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean, as new book -- no defect of note. There's also a leaflet laid-in which shows the Standard Oil Headquarters. Handsome book oversized at 8-1/4"x11" with 41 pages. The author tells the story of two towers -- the iconic Cleveland symbol, Terminal Tower, which dates back to the 1930's, and its more recent companion, the Standard Oil headquarters building erected in 1981. Many historical black and white photographs and drawings printed on quality coated paper. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Advancing Cleveland; The City's Future as Seen By National and Local Expert, Multiple Authors
7 Multiple Authors Advancing Cleveland; The City's Future as Seen By National and Local Expert
Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland State University College of Urban Affairs 1986 Soft Cover Very Good 
Book was published following a series of talks by experts far and near in an effort to show how a community can evaluate its options, set goals, and accomplish them. The chapters in the book engage the reader with the same topics heard by community leaders, some of which derived from other cities such as St. Paul and Dallas.. Examoples of these topics include community consensus and getting things done, the planning process, the funding process, and much more. Book is clesn and tightly bound with no names or writing. and no spine crease. There are a few small errant marks on the back, but overall book is quite nice. 218 pages. 
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City Beat; Stories from the Heart of Cleveland, Neff, James
8 Neff, James City Beat; Stories from the Heart of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. John T. Zubal 1984 0939738554 / 9780939738557 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Crisp, clean book in excellent confition. Pages and page edges snow white and no bumping to black boards. Jacket is in like condition with one small tear to top edge, almost invisible in brand new mylar cover. Additional column clipped from the Plain Dealer laid-in. SIGNED and inscribed on half title to a known bookseller in the Cleveland area. Reads thus: To --------- Thanks for being a reader, James Neff 11-24-84." Gritty urban essays with a heart. 227 pages. 
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Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes), No Author
9 No Author Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes)
Detroit, Michigan Urban Design Division of Detroit City Plan Commission Soft Cover Good 
A spectacular design book which is not often seen. The condition shows some exterior glitches -- edge wear in spots, a chip to outer paper at outer edge of back cover and two corner creases, also at back. One is superficial, the other I have sustained with non-browning archival tape on the reverse side. This is a large book measuring 12" square with a sturdy wire binding. There is no date, but there was an easy clue in plain sight. The mayor listed inside was Jerome P. Cavanaugh who left office in 1969. Prototypes re for Includes prototype designs for the Institute of Arts, Hall of Man, Museum of Science and Technology, Planetarium, Center for the Musical and Theater Arts, and Gardens. 
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Old Brooklyn New: A Historic Narrative and Projection for the 1980's Book I;  A Portrait  of Old Brooklyn Book II, Patterson, Clyde A.; Wilner, Kathryn Gasior
10 Patterson, Clyde A.; Wilner, Kathryn Gasior Old Brooklyn New: A Historic Narrative and Projection for the 1980's Book I; A Portrait of Old Brooklyn Book II
Kent, Ohio Commercial Press 1979 First Editions Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This offering consists of the two books which cover the OId Brooklyn New project. Book I was published in 1979 and is plainer than Book II with no photographs, but much text. Book II is prnted on quality coated paper and includes much text, but also many potographs in black and white with a several page grouping of beautiful color shots at back. Both measure 8" x 10-1.2" and have a combined 182 pages plus the color photos at back of volume II. Not often seen together. 
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Standard Construction Drawings: City of Cleveland (1972), Perl, Ralph J. (Mayor)
11 Perl, Ralph J. (Mayor) Standard Construction Drawings: City of Cleveland (1972)
Cleveland, Ohio City of Cleveland Division of Engineering and Construction 1972 Presumed First Soft Cover Good Oblong 
If urban topics such as sewers, catch basins, standard pipe, manholes, pavements, traffic dividers, and other such mundane necessities, you'll appreciate these detailed drawings with added numbers and descriptions.The book is very large at 11" x 17" and has 70 pages. there are some small tears to the edges of the back cover which I have mended with archival tape at the reverse side. the front cover has a white sticker on the lower outer corner and a number in red at the upper one. Next to the area ato the top spine is a blemish caused most likely by a price sticker. The pages are clean and there is no writing. 
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Urban Builder; The Life and Times Of Stanley Draper, Smallwood, James M.
12 Smallwood, James M. Urban Builder; The Life and Times Of Stanley Draper
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Heritage Association 1977 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Book is clean as a whistle inside and out with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Jacket has no tears or chips but shows light edge wear in isolated spots. It will arrive protected in brand new mylar. A biography of a North Carolinian who came west in 1919 and built Oklahoma City into a city and continued for sixty years improving the state's urban landscape. Photo illustrated. 334 pages. 
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Further Studies of European Methods of Street Cleaning and Refuse Disposal, with Suggestions for New York, Soper, George A.
13 Soper, George A. Further Studies of European Methods of Street Cleaning and Refuse Disposal, with Suggestions for New York
New York, New York Committee of Twenty on Street and Outdoor Cleanliness 1930 Soft Cover Very Good 
Very scarce booklet measuring 6"x9", tightly bound and clean. Faults include light crease at bottom front corner, light soiling to beige card cover, light dampstain in outer margin of first 18 pages but not affecting text or photographs, and a discreet stamp to front which reads "Century Library January 6, 1931." Book was compiled by a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Public Health Assocation at the bequest of the Committee of Twenty which was comprised of physicians disgruntled over street conditions and the public health, among whom was Edward Henry Lewinski Corwin, a Polish activist, author, and physician who worked in the public health sector. Eleanor Roosevelt served on its advisory committee. The author studied European methods by touring Germany, Italy and Zurich to compile the report which consists of 39 pages with twelve black and white photographs, some showing the latest in street cleaning machinery. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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