Poor Richard | Volume 2

Poor_Richard,_Anothe_Cover_for_KindlePoor Richard, An Almanac for Architects and Planners (Volume 1) offered anew proverbs and witticisms about the architecture, urban design and planning of our cities. It was hailed as a “worthwhile”, “hilariously righteous epitome” for its “genius, extraordinary wit, passion for good design, and mastery of the history of planning” in “following both Benjamin Franklin and Ambrose Bierce” (Review by Harold Henderson, Planning Magazine, February 2014 and Foreword by Julia Starr Sanford to Poor Richard, An Almanac for Architects and Planners).

Poor Richard, Another Almanac for Architects and Planners (Volume 2) brings together more common sense proverbs, astute observations, and general rules of thumb for anyone interested in the future of our cities. In doing so, author Mark David Major again draws from a dizzyingly array of sources for inspiration including the artistic movements of Modernism, obscure African, European and Oriental proverbs, and even the Old and New Testaments. These witticisms are often eloquent, sometimes biting, and always insightful; even occasionally bizarre in the absence of deeper thought. They offer a valuable resource for the entire year, daily reminders for everyone involved in the building of our cities about their better angels and warning against the worse demons of human nature.

Poor Richard, Another Almanac for Architects and Planners (Volume 2)
by Mark David Major
Foreword by Steve Mouzon, AIA
Paperback, English, 140 pages
Forum Books, 2014
ISBN-10: 150290182X
ISBN-13: 978-1502901828
ASIN: B00QE5G91E

BISAC: Architecture/Planning

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  • The clear message of Poor Richard, Another Almanac for Architects and Planners, with foreword by Steve Mouzon, AIA (author of The Original Green), is we can do better for our cities and we must do better for our cities.

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