Urbanizing the Mojave Desert
Normal Price: $67.28
Your Price: $60.55 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.73! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.03 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Urbanizing the Mojave Desert by Kristien Ring
Book DescriptionIn "Learning from Las Vegas" Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown focused on the glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, analysing the city for its postmodernist qualities while ignoring the Mojave desert immediately beyond. Exploring the city at the same time as Venturi and Scott-Brown, the renowned architectural historian and critic Reyner Banham focused his attention on what he saw as the strikingly modernist spaces of the Mojave desert and disregarded the postmodernist lure of the Strip. Urbanizing the Mojave Desert: Las Vegas presents neither a modernist nor a postmodernist view of the city and its environment. The text and images do not project ideals of urban development, nor do they solve social and environmental problems. Rather, they present a hybrid landscape shaped and reshaped by practices of everyday urbanisation for a city now characterised as the "first" city of the 21st century. They offer a "third site", exposing the complex but often interstitial spaces of everyday production and consumption tied to physical and virtual place making as well as con-temporary local and global investment. This perspective reframes the seamless surfaces of draped neon lights, curtain walls, and landscape features layered onto the Mojave s stark topography, uncovering distinct strata that respatialise the social, cultural, and environmental implications of urbanising a fierce yet fragile desert.
Buy Urbanizing the Mojave Desert book by Kristien Ring from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9783939633501
(148mm x 210mm x 22mm)
Imprint: JOVIS Verlag
Publisher: JOVIS Verlag
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: Germany
Books By Author Kristien Ring
Urban Living: Strategies for the Future, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Kristien Ring
How can residential building strengthen broader urban structures? And how can architecture meet the requirements of new forms of cohabitation, owing to a broader social mix or to live-work spaces? This book presents exemplary solutions from the international Urban Living Workshop, in which more than 30 international firms participated.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Urbanizing the Mojave Desert book by Kristien Ring and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.