Choice magazine has just published its list of outstanding academic titles from 2009, and we’re delighted that one of the titles on the list is Eamonn Canniffe’s book The Politics of the Piazza: The History and Meaning of the Italian Square. We think this recognition is very well deserved!
As well as the award from Choice, the book has received many good reviews. Here’s a selection…
Eamonn Caniffe’s book is very important. It describes the spatial, political, and historical characteristics of Italy’s heterogeneous public spaces…for any architect in search of inspiration it is tempting to see this as the most relevant book on Italian urban space since Camillo Sitte wrote ‘City Planning According to Artistic Principles’ in 1889
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