URBAN STUDIES AND THEORY

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Metropolis Books

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Paperback, 4.25 x 7 in. / 144 pgs.

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Short but intellectually invigorating reads on the conflicted subject of public space in an increasingly privatized world
  • Writers tackle what "public" space will mean in our future from LITERARY, HISTORICAL and TECHNOLOGICAL angles. * Fiction from sci-fi writer China Mieville. * Journalistic writing about The West from Rachel Monroe, the politics of Public Art from Ben Davis, about Tokyo by Christopher DeWolf, and about NEVADA's Red Rock Desert from Terry Tempest Williams. * Jaron Lanier meditates on the Internet as a way to reimagine our ideas of Public Space
  • ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS: Ben Davis is currently the National Art Critic for artnet News, he garnered attention for his manifesto Theses on Art and Class. Chrisopher DeWolf is author of upcoming title Borrowed Spaces: Life Btwn the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong from Penguin. Jaron Lanier is a hugely popular computer theorist and a pioneer of virtual reality, author of Who Owns the Future? (2013) and You Are Not a Gadget (2010). Justin McGuirk is the chief curator at the Design Museum in Moscow. China Tom Mieville is the English fantasy fiction author of Perdido Street Station (2000) and The City & the City (2009). Terry Tempest Williams is the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College and author of When Women Were Birds (2012).
  • ABOUT THE SERIES: The second book in the SOM series presenting contemporary architectural ideas to a general audience. The series features writers who are experts in their field, many with sizable followings beyond the world of architecture. THE FUTURE OF THE SKYSCRAPER (9781938922787).

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The Future of Public Space

Text by Ben Davis, Christopher DeWolf, Jaron Lanier, Justin McGuirk, China Miéville, Rachel Monroe, Terry Tempest Williams.

Routine discussions on public space typically omit a gamut of possibilities ripe for critical discussion.

This book, the latest in the SOM Thinkers series, aims to address these questions. Here, Rachel Monroe challenges American preconceptions of the wild, wide-open West by addressing issues of surveillance; the series’ first fictional piece, by China Miéville, covers an under-examined area of public space under the guise of detective fiction; a study of public art by Ben Davis sheds light on the myths and stigmas that have accrued to public art, also asking what it can become; Christopher DeWolf shares a sensory navigation trip through a directionless Hong Kong; at a tea ceremony in Nevada's Red Rock Desert, Terry Tempest Williams and a group of neighbors reflect on the plight of public lands when their politics of place is shaken; while Jaron Lanier meditates on the idea of public space online, linking the prevailing, free-for-all model of the internet with a characteristically American yearning for freedom and repudiation of rules and structure.


The Future of Public Space

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THE FUTURE OF...
The Future of Public Space
THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SPACE
Text by Ben Davis, Christopher DeWolf, Jaron Lanier, Justin McGuirk, China Miéville, Rachel Monroe, Terry Tempest Williams.
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Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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The Future of the Skyscraper
THE FUTURE OF THE SKYSCRAPER
Edited by Philip Nobel. Text by Bruce Sterling, Tom Vanderbilt, Matthew Yglesias, Diana Lind, Will Self, Emily Badger, Dickson Despommier. Illustrations selected by Michael Govan.
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Pub Date: 6/23/2015
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