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The fabric of space : water, modernity, and the urban imagination

Author: Matthew Gandy
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2014. ©2014
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A study of water at the intersection of landscape and infrastructure in Paris, Berlin, Lagos, Mumbai, Los Angeles, and London.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gandy, Matthew.
Fabric of space
(DLC) 2014013240
(OCoLC)878501829
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Gandy
ISBN: 9780262321761 0262321769 9780262321778 0262321777 9780262321754 0262321750
OCLC Number: 895257641
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2014 Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography given by the American Association of Geographers. 2014
Winner of Winner, 2014 Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography given by the American Association of Geographers. 2014
Winner of Winner, 2016 IPHS Book Prize for the most innovative book in planning history, sponsored by the International Planning History Society. 2014
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Contents: Periodicities and metabolisms --
The Paris sewers and the rationalization of urban space --
Borrowed light : journeys through Weimar Berlin --
Mosquitoes, modernity, and post-colonial Lagos --
Water, poverty, and urban fragmentation in Mumbai --
Tracing the Los Angeles River --
Fears, fantasies, and floods : the inundation of London.
Responsibility: Matthew Gandy.

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