Public Markets is an illustrated history of the buildings and spaces devoted to the urban marketplace for fresh food. A worldwide urban phenomenon with a tradition as old as cities themselves, markets continue today in the green market movement. Surveying markets by type, the book contains special features, including a section on the people and activities that make the market system work. A strong sense of tradition informs public markets' architecture, design and engineering.
May 2008 • £53.99 • ISBN 978 0 393 73167 5 • with CD-ROM • 336pp • 216 x 280mm • 850 illustrations