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Author: Michael Sorkin
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Sorkin is widely hailed as one of the best architecture critics writing today. Iconoclastic and often controversial, he is a witty, entertaining, yet ultimately serious writer. In this new collection, Sorkin reviews the state of contemporary architecture and surveys the dramatic changes in the urban environment of the past decade. From New York to New Delhi, from Shanghai to Cairo, Sorkin offers a sweeping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sorkin
ISBN: 9780816691012 0816691010
OCLC Number: 133167174
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Cities/Places; Eleven Tasks for Urban Design; Branding Space; Times Square: Status Quo Vadis; Round and Round; Cranes over TriBeCa; Big Deal; A Passage through India; Instrumental Cities; Containing Cairo; Second Nature; Millennium in Vegas; Acting Urban; Notes on Vibe; Phoenix Rising; Remembering the Future; Part II. Architects/Buildings; Animating Space; Siza the Day; The Borders of Islamic Architecture; Filming Wright; Inside the Biosphere; Come and Getty; Habitat and After; MOR Is Less; Far, Far AwAIA; Amazing Archigram; Admitting the Fold.
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Michael Sorkin is widely hailed as one of the best architecture critics writing today. Iconoclastic and often controversial, he is a witty, entertaining, yet ultimately serious writer. In this new collection, Sorkin reviews the state of contemporary architecture and surveys the dramatic changes in the urban environment of the past decade. From New York to New Delhi, from Shanghai to Cairo, Sorkin offers a sweeping assessment of the impact of globalization, environmental degradation, electronic media, rapid growth, and the legacies of modernist planning.

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