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An Urban Studies Bookshelf

An Urban Studies Bookshelf

Clement Greenberg once defined Modernism as a phenomenon that emerged “in the middle of the last century--and rather locally, in France, with Baudelaire in literature and Manet in painting.” By this account, Modernism begins with the earliest explorations and depictions of how individual citydwellers inhabit the streets, and of phenomena specific to cities, such as café society, bohemianism, prostitution and social spectacle. These were the abiding themes of both Baudelaire and Manet, as chroniclers of post-Haussmann Paris; and these themes, reinvented successively by Walter Benjamin, the Surrealists, the Situationists, the events of May 68 and theorists from Michel de Certeau to Rebecca Solnit, have transformed our experience of cities and architecture, and have heightened our conceptualization of private and public space. More recently, architecture and urban studies have been further animated by ecological crisis and the need for renewable resources. The below titles reflected current efforts to overhaul architectural paradigms and reinvent everyday civic experience.

An Urban Studies Bookshelf

Architect and activist Fritz Haeg advocates ripping up resource-sucking front lawns in favor of edible, organic gardens. Featured image is "Edible Estate Regional Prototype Garden #6: Baltimore, Maryland," 2008, commissioned by Contemporary Museum Baltimore and reproduced from Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn.

"Everybody wants the same thing, rich or poor...not only a warm, dry room, but a shelter for the soul."

Samuel Mockbee, architect

Recommended Reading: An Urban Studies Book List

Urban Constellations
Urban Constellations
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 75 color / 5 bw. | 4/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783868591187 | $35.00


Oswald Mathias Ungers: Morphologie
Oswald Mathias Ungers: Morphologie
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 116 pgs / 115 bw. | 6/30/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865609465 | $29.95


Design with the Other 90%: Cities
Design with the Other 90%: Cities
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 234 pgs / 250 color. | 11/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780910503839 | $29.95


The Why Factory and The Future City
The Why Factory and The Future City
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 168 pgs / 100 bw. | 8/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9789056627812 | $25.00


Check In Check Out
Check In Check Out
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 35 color. | 5/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789056628086 | $40.00


UN Urbanism
UN Urbanism
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 260 color. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590876 | $45.00


Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis
Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis
NAI/D.A.P. DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 89 color. | 5/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789056627980 | $35.00


Done. Book
Done. Book
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 368 pgs / 14 color / 385 duotone. | 1/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775727730 | $45.00


Urban Future Manifestos
Urban Future Manifestos
HATJE CANTZ

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 168 pgs / 105 color. | 1/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775727310 | $40.00


The Politics of the Impure
The Politics of the Impure
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6.25 x 9 in. / 356 pgs / 90 color. | 3/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789056627485 | $35.00


Sustainism Is the New Modernism
Sustainism Is the New Modernism
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / color. | 12/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202226 | $24.95


Hans Venhuizen: Game Urbanism
Hans Venhuizen: Game Urbanism
VALIZ BOOK AND CULTURAL PROJECTS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 100 color / 100 bw. | 2/28/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088462 | $35.00


Visionary Cities
Visionary Cities
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 240 pgs / 100 color. | 3/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9789056627256 | $25.00


The Post Socialist City
The Post Socialist City
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 30 color / 50 bw. | 10/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590180 | $45.00


Migropolis
Migropolis
HATJE CANTZ

Slip, Hbk, 2 vols, 7 x 10 in. / 1344 pgs / 2078 color. | 3/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783775724852 | $195.00


Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition
Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Pbk, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 176 pgs / 86 color / 85 bw. | 3/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781935202127 | $24.95


Arium: Weather & Architecture
Arium: Weather & Architecture
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 320 pgs / 37 color / 170 bw. | 3/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783775725408 | $55.00


Architecture of Consequence
Architecture of Consequence
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 168 pgs / 128 color. | 3/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9789056627263 | $35.00


Energizing Architecture
Energizing Architecture
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 192 pgs / 150 color. | 12/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9783939633716 | $48.00


Radical Games
Radical Games
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 248 pgs / 60 color / 40 bw. | 6/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9789056626785 | $40.00


Signs of the City
Signs of the City
JOVIS

Pbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 200 color. | 12/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590142 | $45.00


Dwelling and Architecture
Dwelling and Architecture
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 40 color / 30 bw. | 12/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590128 | $39.95


Urban Planning and the Pursuit of Happiness
Urban Planning and the Pursuit of Happiness
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 50 color / 50 bw. | 12/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590203 | $39.95


Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism
Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 120 color / 30 bw. | 10/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781933045788 | $34.95


Manfredo Tafuri: Choosing History
Manfredo Tafuri: Choosing History
A & S BOOKS/EXHIBITIONS INTERNATIONAL

Paperback, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 250 pgs. | 6/30/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789076714301 | $39.95


Megastructure Reloaded
Megastructure Reloaded
HATJE CANTZ

Paperback, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 368 pgs / 150 color. | 11/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9783775722162 | $55.00


Revisions Of Space: An Architectural Manual
Revisions Of Space: An Architectural Manual
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 168 pgs / 120 color / 164 bw. | 8/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9789056624217 | $45.00


Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses To Humanitarian Crises
Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses To Humanitarian Crises
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Paperback, 8 x 8 in. / 336 pgs / 350 color. | 1/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9781933045252 | $35.00


Everyday Urbanism
Everyday Urbanism
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, TAUBMAN COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING

Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 46 color. | 2/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9781891197345 | $17.95


New Urbanism
New Urbanism
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, TAUBMAN COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING

Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 70 color. | 2/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781891197352 | $17.95


The Capsular Civilization
The Capsular Civilization
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 208 pgs. | 3/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789056624071 | $32.50






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