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    Mutations (Mixed media product) By (author) Rem Koolhaas, By (author) Stefano Boeri, By (author) Sanford Kwinter, By (author) Nadia Tazi, By (author) Hans-Ulrich Obrist

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    DescriptionThe continuously accelerating phenomenon of urbanization continues to be one of the great challenges of our time, surfacing repeatedly as an issue in different areas of the world for two hundred years. In a world that has been redefined by a proliferation of communication networks and by a progressive erasure of borders, Mutations reflects on the transformations that these accelerating processes inflict on our environment, and on the spaces in which architecture can still operate. Organized as a heavily illustrated atlas/survey of contemporary urban landscapes, the first section of this exhaustive and essential book begins with revealing data on global urbanization, juxtaposed with a series of essays on the changing environment and economy of today's metropolis. The rest of the book is devoted to a selection of groundbreaking studies by some of the central figures in contemporary architectural urbanism, including the Pearl River Delta in Southeast Asia, a project of the Harvard Project on the City, directed by Rem Koolhaas; ''Uncertain States of Europe, '' a project by Stefano Boeri and Multiplicity; a survey of American cities by Sanford Kwinter and Daniela Fabricius; and a study of Lagos, Nigeria--one of Africa's largest cities--by the Harvard Project.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rem Koolhaas, By (author) Stefano Boeri, By (author) Sanford Kwinter, By (author) Nadia Tazi, By (author) Hans-Ulrich Obrist
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 54 mm
    Weight: 1,461 g
    ISBN 13: 9788495273512
    ISBN 10: 8495273519

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 05
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    DC21: 307.76
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD, RPC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    DC22: 711.4
    UDC: 72
    Clasificación de agapea: 239
    Thema V1.0: AMVD, RPC
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, charts
    ActarD Inc
    Imprint name
    ActarD Inc
    Publication date
    30 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    A vivid and fascinating mosaic of postmodern urbanism" Amazon.com. -- Annual Best
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    The continuously accelerating phenomenon of urbanization continues to be one of the great...