American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The appearance of a town or city; an urban scene: "The high school . . . once dominated American townscapes the way the cathedral dominated medieval European cities” ( Dennis A. Williams).
- n. A depiction of an urban scene.
- town + -scape (Wiktionary)
“Normally apartments in New York are turned in, and I wanted to open it all up to the townscape.”
“Many of his pictures have become so deeply ingrained in popular culture that some of our romanticized views of cities and landscapes stem from photos made by Cartier-Bresson, such as his shot of a townscape in the Italian village of L'Aquila, taken in 1951.”
“In the art market, vivid stories do much of the selling—and on Wednesday, a collector paid Sotheby's in London a record $40 million for Schiele's earthen-hued townscape from 1914, "Houses with Colorful Laundry Suburb II.”
“The Wat Khili is an example of what Unesco World Heritage committee members in 1995 called a "unique townscape" the succesful fusion of "traditional architectural and urban structures and those of the European colonial rulers of the 19th and 20th centuries.”
“At the time of its listing, Unesco said the aim was to preserve a "unique townscape" that "represents, to an exceptional extent, the successful fusion of the traditional [Laotian] architectural and urban structures and those of the European colonial rulers of the 19th and 20th centuries.”
“But the 80-year-old Korean War veteran and life-long resident of Long Island City has become a bit of a local celebrity for his efforts to capture the area's semi-industrial townscape before it completely succumbs to gentrification.”
“Thanks to its 1995 listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang's colonial-era townscape is still largely intact.”
“Britain as a hard-working townscape by LS Lowry with wind turbines rather than brick chimneys?”
“And certainly not that what was left of an engineering marvel like this bridge would be erased from the townscape.”
“And where most European urban residences opened out onto a public courtyard, the Dutch home opened out into the street in the front and at the back onto a private garden, as shown in the townscape below.”
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Landscapes et al. Much of this shamelessly swiped from http://www.wordnik.com/lists/wordscape
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