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Looking and Seeing: pt.1, 2, 3, 4 by Kurt Rowland

Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. London: Ginn, 1966. In four volumes, each approximately 130 pp. Volume 1: Pattern and Shape, Volume 2: The Development of Shape, Volume 3: The Shapes We Need; Volume 4: The Shape of Towns. Large quarto (26 cm) in pictorial publisher’s cloth. Many b & w illustrations. Principles of Design and Planning in four clean, bright, and sound.

Vintage set of Kurt Rowland's Looking and Seeing books. There are four books in the series and they are all beautiful. Originally intended to promote visual education in secondary schools in the UK, they feature photographs and drawings of the built and natural environment along with Rowland's striking graphics. It's all about shapes and patterns and towns and the reasons why they hold our attention the way they do.

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