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Author: Herbert Wright
Publisher: London, UK : Black Dog Publishing, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assesses the stratospheric rise of the city throughout history, surveying the exploding megacities in China, India, South America and elsewhere to the continuous remodeloing of Western cityscapes and the socialist experiments of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Cas, Études de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Wright
ISBN: 1906155348 9781906155346
OCLC Number: 236113040
Description: 237 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), plans (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Growth / masterplan : Abuja ; Astana ; Kinshasa ; Siberia as analogeous territory / Alexander d'Hooghe --
Utopia / dystopia : Cumbernauld ; Dhavari ; Thames Town ; 12 ultimate critical steps to sudden urban success / Shumon Basar --
Fantasy / reality : The metabolists ; Second Life ; The explosion of space: architecture and the filmic imaginary / Anthony Vidler --
Nuclear / distributed : Atlanta ; Moscow City ; Stapleton ; Exopolis: the restructuring of the urban form / Edward Soja --
Nomadic / rooted : Dubai Metro ; Beijing Airport ; Somali refugees in Eastleigh, Nairobi / Manuel Herz --
Global / local : New Songdo City ; Tokyo ; (De)construction in (post)Socialist Europe: continuous and variable use of spaces and methods / Laszló Rajk --
Humanity / environment : Rizhao ; Archosanti ; Elevation and the future of green / Peter Clegg.
Responsibility: Herbert Wright.

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Explores and assesses the phenomenon of the contemporary metropolis. Touching on the historical context of humanity's earliest settlements in ancient world, this work looks ahead to creative,  Read more...

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