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LEARNING FROM THE JAPANESE CITY: West Meets East in Urban Design, by Barrie Shelton. London: E. and F.N. Spon/Routledge, 2001, 210 pp., profusely illustrated, 42.50 British pounds (cloth)

In this interesting study of Japanese urban space, the author writes that when he thinks of the Western city he envisions streets and their patterns of relationship, and dominant centers and peripheral places. But when he thinks of Japanese cities he sees scattered points with no clear inter-relationship and often no clear internal form.

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