1300 36 33 32

Showing 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

Buy Indefensible Space book by Michael Sorkin from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415953672
ISBN-10: 0415953677
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 420
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Indefensible Space book by Michael Sorkin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

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.

Books By Author Michael Sorkin

Beyond Petropolis by Michael Sorkin

Beyond Petropolis

Paperback, April 2013
Twenty Minutes in Manhattan by Michael Sorkin

Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

Paperback / softback, March 2013
All Over the Map by Michael Sorkin

All Over the Map

Paperback, January 2013
Displaced by Michael Sorkin


Paperback, December 2012