'It's an urban jungle out there: a two-page spread of Berlin from Phaidon's The Endless City (h/b, 12th March, GBP35), edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic. The photographic urban studies title seeks to analyse the 'relentless' migration from rural areas to the city by focusing on London, New York, Shanghai, Berlin, Mexico City and Johannesburg. The book was overseen by The London School of Economics and written in conjunction with the Urban Age Project, an international organisation that investigates the future of cities. There are more than 30 contributors, including architect Rem Koolhaas, sociologist Richard Sennett and deputy mayor of London Nicky Gavron. The Bookseller 'A scholarly study of urban development ... while The Endless City is packed with statistics and terms like "dense compact city with traditional perimeter housing", the facts are broken up and made palatable by stunning images that demonstrate what the statistics and jargon actually mean. ... This book will help you understand what "social diversity" really is' Dazed & Confused 'exhilarating ... This book is as discursive, contradictory and downright dangerous as any great city should be.' RIBA North West magazineFrom the Publisher:
The Endless City presents a unique survey of the contemporary city at the beginning of the 21st century. It includes a wealth of material that has emerged from a sequence of six conferences held by influential figures in the field of urban development and its related disciplines, and examines the requisite tools for creating a thriving modern city. The book has been edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic in collaboration with one of the most important educational institutions in this field, the London School of Economics, which assures that the information and data provided is reliable, accurate and informed. Taking 6 key cities as its focal point: New York, Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Berlin, The Endless City discusses in depth not only the infrastructure and architectural expansion necessary for continuous urban growth, but also the social and economic factors that are critical to urban development in the 21st century. Clearly organised into separate sections for each city, the book will have a strong visual impact and make detailed scholarly research straightforward and manageable. Images of each city will complement the discussions and enrich the discussion presented in the text. With contributions by experts in urban development, this book will appeal to architects, city planners, economists, students, politicians and anyone with an interest in the future of our cities.
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Descripción Phaidon Press, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110714859567
Descripción Phaidon Press, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0714859567
Descripción Phaidon Verlag Gmbh, 2010. Taschenbuch. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, SCHNELLVERSAND mit dpd - Burdett and Sudjic offer an unparalleled study of the growth of six of the worlds international cities--New York, Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg, and Berlin--exploring key structural, social, and economic factors. 512 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000372801
Descripción Phaidon Press, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0714859567
Descripción Phaidon Press, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: An authoritative and visually rich survey of the contemporary city. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0714859567