9 dic. 2011

TOWN PLANNING IN THE NETHERLANDS SINCE 1800

Town Planning in the Netherlands since 1800
Cor Wagenaar
010 Publishers, 2011

Beginning in the late 18th century, this overview of town planning in the Netherlands records the way the Dutch rebuilt the cities they inherited from the 17th century.  Focusing on the Netherlands, this study is totally embedded in its international setting. Forces from outside - political and economic realities, ideas and concepts - have always had a huge impact on a country that from its very beginnings acted on, and was influenced by, the global theatre. This book is about how cities, villages and landscape changed in the last two centuries and it explains why Holland looks the way it does.