Vertigo : The Strange New World of the Contemporary City

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By (author) Rowan Moore , Foreword by Jacques Herzog

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Dissecting the new architectural landscape of the industrialized world, this collection of essays explores 10 recently completed projects which exemplify the forces that are shaping contemporary cities. It responds to a particular moment when architects are being compelled to answer the challenges of new media, globalization, post-industrial culture and the unprecedented scale and speed of modern development. These challenges have made the great concerns of the 20th-century architecture - the Modern Movement, Postmodernism and High-Tech - seem irrelevant. In contrast to the bland future-gazing that the eve of the new millennium has tended to inspire, this book sets out to evoke tangible urban experiences.

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 22 Feb 1999
  • Laurence King Publishing
  • London
  • 233 illustrations, 200 in colour
  • 1856691535
  • 9781856691536

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