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Scales of the Earth

Author: El Hadi Jazairy; Melissa Vaughn
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Graduate School of Design : Distributed by Harvard University Press ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2011.
Series: New geographies, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the impact of the new "geography from above" made possible by advances in satellite imagery, contributors discuss how satellite imagery reframes contemporary debates on design, agency, and territory.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: El Hadi Jazairy; Melissa Vaughn
ISBN: 9781934510278 1934510270
OCLC Number: 659246178
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 179, [5] pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Toward a plastic conception of scale / El Hadi Jazairy --
Reverse shot: earthrise and blue marble in the American imagination / Robin Kelsey --
CIties and cybernetics / Nicholas de Monchaux --
The space of the world / Stuart Elden --
Discounting territory: logistics as capital principle of spatial practices / Marc Angelil and Cary Siress --
Global homelands: security and extraterritorialization / Stephen Graham --
Rescaling urban matter: the city viewed from the air / Nathalie Roseau --
Aerial views and the future of metropolitan Paris / Frédéric Pousin --
From above, from below: the case of Cantho / Kelly Shannon, Bruno de Meulder, and Annelies de Nijs --
Viewing the earth from without or from within / Nina Edwards Anker and Peder Anker --
A southwest perspective / Alex MacLean --
The world according to architecture: beyond cosmopolis / Hashim Sarkis --
Ascending with nine chains to the moon: Buckminster Fuller's ideation of the genius / Adnan Morshed --
How images assemble the urban world / Ola Söderström --
Can you see it from outer space? / Julien de Smedt and Ryan Neiheiser --
China Hills: a dream for future cities / MVRDV --
Geography by design / Jack Dangermond, interviewed by El Hadi Jazairy --
Scales of topology in landscape architecture / Christophe Girot --
On Google Earth / Mark Dorrian --
Google Earth as Dionysusphere / Paul Kingsbury and John Paul Jones III --
Living room geography / Theo Deutinger.
Series Title: New geographies, 4.
Responsibility: [editor-in-chief, El Hadi Jazairy ; editorial advisor, Melissa Vaughn].

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Exploring the impact of the new "geography from above" made possible by advances in satellite imagery, contributors discuss how satellite imagery reframes contemporary debates on design, agency, and territory.

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