The Social Logic Of Space by Bill HillierThe Social Logic Of Space by Bill Hillier

The Social Logic Of Space

byBill Hillier, Julienne Hanson

Paperback | January 27, 1989

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Based on a new way of describing and analyzing the kinds of spatial patterns produced by buildings and towns, this study presents a new theory of space: how and why it is a vital component of how societies work. The authors examine what it is about different types of societies that leads them to adopt different spatial forms and from this general theory they outline a "pathology of modern urbanism" in today's social context.
Title:The Social Logic Of SpaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.63 inPublished:January 27, 1989Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521367840

ISBN - 13:9780521367844

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The problem of space; 2. The logic of space; 3. The analysis of settlement layouts; 4. Bindings and their genotypes; 5. The elementary building and its transformations; 6. the spatial logic of arrangements; 7. The spatial logic of encounters: a computer-aided thought experiment; 8. Societies as spatial systems; Postscript; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...a big step in attempts to develop a truly theoretical discourse on built form and...a substantial groundwork towards an intelligent understanding of the social nature of building and urban spaces." Design Research