The Essential William H. Whyte by Albert LafargeThe Essential William H. Whyte by Albert Lafarge

The Essential William H. Whyte

byAlbert LafargeIntroduction byPaul Goldberger

Paperback | January 1, 2000

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The Essential William H. Whyte offers the core writings of a great observer of the postwar American scene. Included are selections from The Organization Man, Securing Space for Urban America: Conservation Easements, The Last Landscape, The Social Life of Urban Spaces, and City: Rediscovering the Center, as well as many of Whyte's articles from Fortune Magazine.
Albert LaFarge was raised in New York City, where he has worked as a book editor since 1985.
Title:The Essential William H. WhyteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:383 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.05 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823220265

ISBN - 13:9780823220267

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Cities fascinated social critic and philosopher William H. Whyte. His work in the 1950s and ’60s concerning people’s interactions with urban centres has become a benchmark and a Bible for a new generation of urban planners and concerned citizens. The Essential William H. Whyte offers interested readers a look at the fundamental aspects of his work as a scientist of the street. The book draws from several of his published texts, including City: Rediscovering the Center and The Organization Man. Anyone intrigued by the writings of this dynamic thinker, or captivated by vital urban structure in general, should read this book.

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"Whyte was, essentially, a scientist of the street-one of the first, which is amazing when you think of how long streets existed before he came along. His work has been used to make public spaces better and more useful to citizens, which in turn has made cities better."