The Social Logic of Space

by Bill Hillier, Julienne Hanson

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  • 9780521367844
  • 9780511839474
  • 9781139929950
The book presents a new theory of space: how and why it is a vital component of how societies work. The theory is developed on the basis of a new way of describing and analysing the kinds of spatial patterns produced by buildings and towns. The methods are explained so that anyone interested in how towns or buildings are structured and how they work can make use of them. The book also presents a new theory of societies and spatial systems, and what it is about different types of society that leads them to adopt fundamentally different spatial forms. From this general theory, the outline of a 'pathology of modern urbanism' in today's social context is developed.

  • Cambridge University Press; January 1989
  • ISBN: 9780511839474
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  • Title: The Social Logic of Space
  • Author: Bill Hillier; Julienne Hanson
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521367844
  • 9780511839474
  • 9781139929950

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' … a highly recommended, galvanizing, and very significant contribution to architectural theory.' Journal of Environmental Psychology