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City of flows : modernity, nature, and the city

Author: Maria Kaika
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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City and nature are typically perceived as opposites but, in this work, Maria Kaika argues against this perception through a novel theoretical investigation of the tight interrelationship between the modern city and nature.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Kaika
ISBN: 0415947154 9780415947152 0415947162 9780415947169
OCLC Number: 55208442
Description: ix, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface : visions of modernisation --
The urbanisation of nature --
The phantasmagoria of the modernist dream --
Nature as the urban uncanny --
Awesome nature : modernizing as an archaeological project --
Tamed nature : late 19th and early 20th century --
Late 20th century : tamed nature as a source of crisis --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Maria Kaika.
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