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    DescriptionOriginally published in 1970, The Urban Revolution marked Henri Lefebvre's first sustained critique of urban society, a work in which he pioneered the use of semiotic, structuralist, and poststructuralist methodologies in analyzing the development of the urban environment. Although it is widely considered a foundational book in contemporary thinking about the city, The Urban Revolution has never been translated into English--until now. This first English edition, deftly translated by Robert Bononno, makes available to a broad audience Lefebvre's sophisticated insights into the urban dimensions of modern life.Lefebvre begins with the premise that the total urbanization of society is an inevitable process that demands of its critics new interpretive and perceptual approaches that recognize the urban as a complex field of inquiry. Dismissive of cold, modernist visions of the city, particularly those embodied by rationalist architects and urban planners like Le Corbusier, Lefebvre instead articulates the lived experiences of individual inhabitants of the city. In contrast to the ideology of urbanism and its reliance on commodification and bureaucratization--the capitalist logic of market and state--Lefebvre conceives of an urban utopia characterized by self-determination, individual creativity, and authentic social relationships.A brilliantly conceived and theoretically rigorous investigation into the realities and possibilities of urban space, The Urban Revolution remains an essential analysis of and guide to the nature of the city.Henri Lefebvre (d. 1991) was one of the most significant European thinkers of the twentieth century. His many books include The Production of Space (1991), Everyday Life in the Modern World (1994), Introduction to Modernity (1995), and Writings on Cities (1995).Robert Bononno is a full-time translator who lives in New York. His recent translations include The Singular Objects of Architecture by Jean Baudrillard and Jean Nouvel (Minnesota, 2002) and Cyberculture by Pierre Levy (Minnesota, 2001).


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    Title
    The Urban Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henri Lefebvre, Translated by Robert Bononno, Foreword by Neil Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 140 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780816641604
    ISBN 10: 0816641609
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RGC, JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BIC subject category V2: RPC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030
    DC22: 307.76
    B&T Approval Code: A32303000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL026000
    LC classification: HT151 .L375 2003
    Thema V1.0: RGC, JBSD, RPC
    Publisher
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    11 February 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis