CD=Cedric Buckminster SOAB= snobby and overpriced art and architecture bookshop.
CD: Hi, can I have a copy of Camillo Sitte's City planning according to artistic principles? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Could this be one of the causes of the architectural malaise in the 21st century? Is maybe the wrong literature being sent into the world? While crappy architectural magazines featuring beautiful pictures of horrible buildings by even worse architects seem to effortlessly sell thousands of copies, a must-read classic like Camillo Sitte's City planning hasn't been printed in more than 40 years?!
Publishers, professors, writers...please. Protect the future of architecture. Bring back Camillo!
[review by John Hill at archidose here]