15.11.08

re-cover nr.19

Townscape - Gordon Cullen

This picture was taken in Amsterdam in November 2008. It's a reflection on an H&M outdoor featuring their latest collaboration with Comme des Garçons.

Gordon Cullen was an English architect and urban designer. Townscape, published in 1971, is a re-edition of The Concise Townscape, originally published in 1961.

"One contribution to modern townscape, startlingly conspicuous everywhere you look, but almost entirely ignored by the town planner, is street publicity. (...). And yet of all things, this is the most characteristic, and, potentially, the most valuable, contribution of the 20Th century to urban scenery."

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