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    DescriptionThe Unknown City takes its place in the emerging architectural literature that looks beyond design process and buildings to discover new ways of looking at the urban experience. A multistranded contemplation of the notion of "knowing a place," it is about both the existence and the possibilities of architecture and the city.An important inspiration for the book is the work of Henri Lefebvre, in particular his ideas on space as a historical production. Many of the essays also draw on the social critique and tactics of the Situationist movement. The international gathering of contributors includes art, architectural, and urban historians and theorists; urban geographers; architects, artists, and filmmakers; and literary and cultural theorists. The essays range from abstract considerations of spatial production and representation to such concrete examples of urban domination as video surveillance and Regency London as the site of male pleasure.Although many of the essays are driven by social, cultural, and urban theory, they also tell real stories about real places. Each piece is in some way a critique of capitalism and a thought experiment about how designers and city dwellers working together can shape the cities of tomorrow.

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    The Unknown City
    Contesting Architecture and Social Space
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Iain Borden, Edited by Joe Kerr, Edited by Jane Rendell, With Alicia Pivaro
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 561
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 263 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,692 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262024716
    ISBN 10: 0262024713

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
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    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 720.103
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000, ARC001000
    BIC subject category V2: AMA
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    DC22: 720/.1/03, 720.103
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    B&T Approval Code: A05400000, A05060000
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    LC classification: NA2543.S6 U55 2001
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    Thema V1.0: AMVD, AMA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    05 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Iain Borden is Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Joe Kerr is Head of the Department of Critical and Historical Studies, Royal College of Art, London. Jane Rendell is Lecturer in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Alicia Pivaro is former Director of the RIBA Architecture Gallery in London.
    Review quote
    "Readable and stimulating." Library Journal