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All over the map : writing on buildings and cities

Author: Michael Sorkin
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2011.
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All Over the Map is Michael Sorkin's urgent response to radical changes in contemporary architecture and the built environment since 9/11. Characteristically polemic, incisive and energetic, these essays explore pressing questions of architectural and urban design, and critical issues of public space and participation. From New York to New Orleans, the Amazon to Jerusalem, Sorkin brings a critical eye to bear on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sorkin
ISBN: 9781844673230 1844673235
OCLC Number: 317920099
Description: xvii, 393 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The second-greatest generation --
Herb's content --
Notes on a Tennessee town --
After the fall --
What remains --
First response --
The center cannot hold --
Six months --
Thinking inside the box --
The dimensions of aura --
The world peace dome --
The lotus --
Security --
A brief for reconstruction --
Riff on Rem --
Herbert's list --
Splitsville, USA: why the practice and teaching of urban design is coming apart --
Urbanism is politics --
On SITE --
Who decides? --
No island is an island --
Obstructed vision --
Remembering Doug Michels --
The avant-garde in time of war --
And then there were two --
Density noodle --
Caveat competitor --
(S)truth and consequences --
Entering the building --
Urban warfare: a tour of the battlefield --
Sex, drugs, rock and roll, cars, dolphins, and architecture --
Displacement --
Crippled in the city --
The limits of tolerance --
When good architects design bad buildings --
Advice to critics --
Liberty square --
Bush in space --
Architecture and revolution --
What can you say about the Pritzker? --
A trip to Tijuana --
Seven chairs --
A letter to Bob --
Into the woods --
Cardinal points --
My last Philippic --
Gulf states --
People who live in urban glass houses --
Ten better places for a football stadium --
Finding a dramatic home for a political football --
The great mall of New York --
The bounding Mayne --
Sincerely, Jane Jacobs --
Are you now or have you ever been? --
Stuyvesant town --
How I invented Asia --
Everybody's a critic! --
Go down, Moses! --
The jungle urban: welcome to Petropolis --
Trumped again --
Asian alterity: what's the difference? --
The end(s) of urban design --
Big brother is charging you --
West side story --
An architectural tourist on Omotesando --
Learning from the Hutong of Beijing and Lilong of Shanghai --
Covering the territory: three films by Amos Gitai --
Bucky and me --
Three freedoms --
The plot against architecture --
A letter to President Obama --
A cut through the city --
Trouble in paradise --
Discipline and punish --
Eutopia now!
Other Titles: Writing on buildings and cities
Responsibility: Michael Sorkin.


Whether castigating the sorry performance of the architectural avant-garde post 9/11, considering the nature of place in globalized culture, or providing mock instructions for entering a  Read more...
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