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    DescriptionFirst published in 1982, German architect Oswald Mathias Ungers' "City Metaphors" juxtaposes more than 100 various city maps throughout history with images of flora and fauna and other images from science and nature. Ungers assigns each a title--a single descriptive word printed in both English and German. In Ungers' vision, the divisions of Venice are transformed into a handshake and the 1809 plan of St Gallen becomes a womb. Ungers writes in his foreword: "Without a comprehensive vision reality will appear as a mass of unrelated phenomenon and meaningless facts, in other words, totally chaotic. In such a world it would be like living in a vacuum; everything would be of equal importance; nothing could attract our attention; and there would be no possibility to utilize the mind." A classic of creative cartography and visual thinking, "City Metaphors" is also an experiment in conscious vision-building.


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    Title
    O.M. Ungers: Morphologie/City Metaphors
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) O M Ungers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 132
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    Language
    English
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783865609465
    ISBN 10: 3865609465
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: A
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AMB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    BISAC V2.8: ARC004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15890
    B&T Approval Code: A05101000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    DC21: 720.1
    B&T Approval Code: A05400000
    DC22: 720.1
    BISAC V2.8: ARC006020, ARC006010
    Libri: ARCH8012, ARCH6000, BAUB5012, P0041759
    Thema V1.0: AMVD, AMB
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Walther Konig, Cologne
    Imprint name
    Walther Konig, Cologne
    Publication date
    30 June 2011
    Author Information
    Oswald Mathias Ungers, geb. 1926 in Kaisersesch, gest. 2007 in Köln.