URBAN STUDIES AND THEORY

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Metropolis Books

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Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 304 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Lafayette Park, Detroit

Edited by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani. Text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani, Marsha Music, Matthew Piper.

“This inspiring 288-page volume from Metropolis Books captures the convivial atmosphere the authors found at Detroit's Lafayette Park, a housing development designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe … an intriguing glimpse of how personal style rarely conforms to strict Modernism. –Helena Grdadolnik Azure “See glossy photos of bathroom doorknobs and mail slots, learn more about early community newsletters, whistle with the neighborhood bagpiper. In two words: be amazed.” –Sebastian Hofer, The Detroit News
Lafayette Park, a middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, it remained one of Detroit's most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it was surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents, reproductions of archival material: new photographs by Karin Jobst, Vasco Roma and Corine Vermeulen, and previously unpublished photographs by documentary filmmaker Janine Debanné, Thanks for the View, Mr. Miesexamines the way that Lafayette Park residents confront and interact with this unique modernist environment. This book is a reaction against the way that iconic modernist architecture is often represented. Whereas other writers may focus on the design intentions of the architect, authors Aubert, Cavar and Chandani seek to show the organic and idiosyncratic ways in which the people who live in Lafayette Park actually use the architecture and how this experience, in turn, affects their everyday lives. Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies was originally published in 2012, two years before the city of Detroit entered into the largest municipal bankruptcy in the country. The 2019 edition of Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies includes a revised introduction and two new texts by Lafayette Park residents, and authors, Marsha Music and Matthew Piper. Music and Piper reflect on the changes the neighborhood underwent between 2012 and 2018, when the city went through and emerged from bankruptcy and entered into a new phase, as a desirable place for real estate investment.


Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

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IN THE LIFE OF CITIES

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ISBN: 9783037783023 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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ISBN: 9783037784945 | US $39.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2016
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The Building

THE BUILDING

Edited by José Aragüez.

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ISBN: 9783037784983 | US $49.00

Pub Date: 12/14/2016
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The Form of Form

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By André Tavares.

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ISBN: 9783037785041 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 1/25/2017
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Architecture and Plurality

ARCHITECTURE AND PLURALITY

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785232 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 12/29/2016
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Cold War Confrontations

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By Jack Masey, Conway Lloyd Morgan.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781234 | US $26.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2008
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Speculations Transformations

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By Matthias Böttger.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784785 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 6/30/2016
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Edited by Stephen Phillips.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784099 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 11/25/2013
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By Josep Lluis Mateo.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782309 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 3/1/2011
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Tabula Plena

TABULA PLENA

Edited by Bryony Roberts.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784914 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2016
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Edited by Joseph Grima, Andrea Bagnato, Tamar Shafrir.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784532 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/10/2015
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By Giovanna Borasi, Mirko Zardini.

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Pub Date: 5/1/2010
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