Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Unknown City by Iain Borden

"The Unknown City" takes its place in the emerging architectural literature that looks beyond design process and buildings to discover new ways of looking at the urban experience. A multistranded contemplation of the notion of "knowing a place", it is about the existence and the possibilities of architecture and the city. An important inspiration for the book is the work of Henri Lefebvre, in particular his ideas on space as an historical production. Many of the essays also draw on the social critique and tactics of the Situationist movement. The international gathering of contributors includes art, architectural and urban historians and theorists; urban geographers; architects, artists and filmmakers; and literary and cultural theorists. The essays range from abstract considerations of spatial production and representation to such concrete examples of urban domination as video surveillance and Regency London as the site of male pleasure. Although many of the essays are driven by social, cultural and urban theory, they also tell real stories about real places.
Each piece is in some way a critique of capitalism and a thought experiment about how designers and city dwellers working together can shape the cities of tomorrow.

Buy The Unknown City by Iain Borden from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780262523356
ISBN-10: 0262523353
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 178mm x 30mm)
Pages: 562
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The Unknown City by Iain Borden

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Unknown City book by Iain Borden and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Author Biography - Iain Borden

Alicia Pivaro is former Director of the RIBA Architecture Gallery in London.

Books By Iain Borden

Drive by Iain Borden
Paperback / softback, September 2012
$40.49 $44.99
Forty Ways to Think About Architecture by Iain Borden
Paperback / softback, July 2014
$50.36 $55.95
Skateboarding, Space and the City by Iain Borden
Hardback, April 2001
$130.50 $145.00
Gender Space Architecture by Iain Borden
Hardback, September 1999
$217.80 $242.00