New York: 2008. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #21540
This book is a richly illustrated compendium of the wide variety of buildings and spaces devoted to the urban marketplace. More than 800 historical and contemporary photographs, architectural drawings, maps, and posters from around the world depict the many types of public markets, including open-air marketplaces; street markets; markets in public buildings; market sheds; enclosed market houses; central markets; and wholesale terminal markets. Examples are organized in sections that define the form and function of these principal market types, and the repertoire of design strategies that have been and still are available. As the images attest, public markets persist as the most enduring form of global, urban food exchange, and a strong sense of tradition continues to inform their architecture and design.