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Vertical : the city from satellites to bunkers

Author: Stephen Graham
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2016.
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"From the penthouse to the sewers--the political geography of the vertical city Vertical is a brilliant re-imagining of the world we live in. Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map. In Vertical Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level, calling for a a new understanding of our surroundings that takes into account above and below: why Dubai has been built to be seen from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Graham
ISBN: 9781781687932 1781687935
OCLC Number: 953792600
Description: xiii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. Dubai, January 2010 --
Introduction. Going vertical --
Satellite : enigmatic presence --
Bomber : death from above --
Drone : robot imperium --
Helicopter : direct arrival --
Favela : tenuous city --
Elevator/lift : going up --
Skyscraper : vanity and violence --
Housing : luxified skies --
Skywalk/skytrain/skydeck : multilevel cities --
Air : lethal domes --
Ground : making geology --
Basement/cellar : urban undergrounds --
Sewer : sociology and shit --
Bunker/tunnel : subsurface sanctuaries --
Mine : extractive imperialism on the deep frontier.
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