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Description - Digital Cities AD by Neil Leach

Guest-edited by Neil Leach
What is the impact of digital technologies on the design and
analysis of cities? For the last 15 years, the profound impact of
computer-aided techniques on architecture has been well charted.
From the use of standard drafting packages to the more experimental
use of generative design tools and parametric modelling, digital
technologies have come to play a major role in architectural
production. But how are they helping architects and designers to
operate at the urban scale? And how might they be changing the way
in which we perceive and understand our cities?

Features some of the world?s leading experimental
practices, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, R&Sie(n), Biothing
and Xefirotarch.

Takes in exciting emerging practices, such as moh architects,
kokkugia and THEVERYMANY, and work by students at some of the most
progressive schools, such as the AA, Dessau Institute of
Architecture and RMIT.

Contributors include: Michael Batty, Benjamin Bratton, Alain
Chiaradia, Manuel DeLanda, Vicente Guallart and Peter Trummer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470773000
ISBN-10: 0470773006
Format: Paperback / softback
(279mm x 199mm x 10mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Neil Leach

Neil Leach is Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Brighton, and visiting professor at the University of Southern California. He has also taught at the Architectural Association, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell University, Dessau Institute of Architecture and SCI-Arc. He is the author, editor and translator of many books, including Rethinking Architecture (Routledge 1997), The Anaesthetics of Architecture (MIT Press, 1999), Designing for a Digital World (John Wiley & Sons, 2002) and Digital Tectonics (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), and was co-curator of the '(Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture' exhibition at the Architecture Biennial Beijing in 2008.

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