New York: Oxford University Press, 1964. First edition. Original Cloth. 12 mo (5 1/4 X 8), pp. 195, indexed. Very Good in Very Good (Price-Clipped) DJ. Item #5419
An interesting and readable account of the technology-driven renaissance of the Boston/Cambridge area in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Expanded from a lengthy article in the "New Yorker", author Rand examines the elements of the area's post-WWII boom and concludes that science, technology, and scholarship are the engines driving not only Massachusetts' economic expansion but also the future of the post-war developed world. Ex-library Franziska Porges Hosken (1919 - 2006), with her ownership stamp (Viennese born, Smith College and Harvard School of Design educated - one of the first women to do an advanced degree with Gropius at GSD - she wrote a number of important works on architecture and urban history. See her 1968 published book "The Language of Cities," listed on our site.