The Experience of Place by Tony Hiss
A New Way of Looking at and Dealing With our Radically Changing Cities and Count ryside (Vintage)

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Why do some places--the concourse of Grand Central Terminal or a small farm or even the corner of a skyscraper--affect us so mysteriously and yet so forcefully? What tiny changes in our everyday environments can radically alter the quality of our daily lives? The Experience of Place offers an innovative and delightfully readable proposal for new ways of planning, building, and managing our most immediate and overlooked surroundings.

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William H. Whyte (1917-1999) was editor of Fortune magazine and Distinguished Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He was the author numerous books on social and environmental analysis, including City: Rediscovering the Center and The Organization Man, which is available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Tony Hiss, former staff writer for the New Yorker, is a visiting scholar at the Taub Urban Research Center, New York University. He is the author of The Experience of Place.
Published September 29, 2010 by Vintage. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Today more and more people have that feeling of loss, says Hiss (Laughing Last, 1977) in this felicitously conceived book on how people experience place and how a new conjunction of ""relevant professionals"" (planners, architects, psychologists, and others) is working to provide agreeable landsc...

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The result is an expansive list of travel books in which the movement takes place as much in the brain as on a map:

Tony Hiss on Ten Books and a Movie That Evoke "Deep Travel"

Each of the following were valuable and enriching guides for me while I was writ...

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