The Architecture of the National Insecurity State
Edited by Michael Sorkin
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Indefensible Space by Michael Sorkin
Book DescriptionShowing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life. Starting from the most literal level-barricades and barriers in front of buildings, beefed up border patrols, gated communities, "safe rooms,"-to more abstract levels-enhanced surveillance at public spaces such as airports, increasing worries about contagion, the psychological predilection for fortified space-the contributors cover the full gamut of securitized public life that is defining the zeitgeist of twenty-first century America
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415953672
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as "unique in America - - brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny." All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults "the national security city, with its architecture of manufactured fear."
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Author Biography - Michael Sorkin
Michael Sorkin is an architect, professional writer, and professor at City College. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and is generally regarded as one of the most prominent architectural writers in America.
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