Particularly valuable are descriptions of how the makers of the built environment--architects, planners, et al.--negotiated with the existing environment and how their constructions express that negotiation and the challenges imposed by geographical context. . . . The book’s uniqueness lies in the inclusion of diverse architectural and urban examples.
Thoughtfully demonstrates various factors in city space creation, recognizing that architecture is syncretic, taking on the nuances of contemporary thought, economics, and consumption, and broader social and environmental shifts.
--Journal of Latin American Geography