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    DescriptionThis text explores the vitality and complexity of cities and architecture, presenting intriguingly unexpected perspectives on life in cities world-wide. The essays range from shopping in London to squatting in Amsterdam, spatial cleansing in New York to police surveillance in Glasgow, bohemian Berlin cafes to Naples street markets, downtown Sao Paulo to suburban Manchester, Berthold Lubetkin to Jules Dessein, skateboarding in Los Angeles to speeding on the Westway, the Venice "metro" to prostitution and hat shops, and the suffragettes to working women of colour. Inventive writing combined with a high degree of illustration and graphic design create a text which is both stimulating and accessible.


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    Title
    Stangely Familiar
    Subtitle
    Narratives of Architecture in the City
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Iain Borden, Edited by Etc.
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 273 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 453 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415144186
    ISBN 10: 0415144183
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG, AMVD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 130
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A31760000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC001000, PHO000000, ARC010000
    DC22: 720/.1/03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A05400000
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 720
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NA2543.S6S, NA2543.S6 S79 1996
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, AMVD, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    16 pages plates
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 March 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    Exploring the energy and diversity of individual cities and their architecture, each essay highlights cultural and spacial interaction, revealing how architecture and urban space play on the lives of city dwellers. The skateboarding subculture, with its own language, clothes and group identity, grew in the 1970s from what children perceived to be a concrete playground. From Times Square in New York to downtown Sao Paulo, and from London to Amsterdam, here is the city influencing its inhabitants. (Kirkus UK)