The Resource Vertical : the city from satellites to bunkers, Stephen Graham

Vertical : the city from satellites to bunkers, Stephen Graham

Label
Vertical : the city from satellites to bunkers
Title
Vertical
Title remainder
the city from satellites to bunkers
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Graham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the penthouse to the sewers--the political geography of the vertical city Vertical is a brilliant re-imagining of the world we live in. Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map. In Vertical Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level, calling for a a new understanding of our surroundings that takes into account above and below: why Dubai has been built to be seen from GoogleEarth; how the superrich in Sao Paulo live their penthouse lives far from the street; why London billionaires build vast subterranean basements rather than move house. Vertical will make you look at the city anew: from the viewfinders of drones, satellites, from the top of skyscrapers, at street-level and from underground bunkers: this is a new politics of space and geography"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT371
LC item number
.G69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Vertical : the city from satellites to bunkers, Stephen Graham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface. Dubai, January 2010 -- Introduction. Going vertical -- Satellite : enigmatic presence -- Bomber : death from above -- Drone : robot imperium -- Helicopter : direct arrival -- Favela : tenuous city -- Elevator/lift : going up -- Skyscraper : vanity and violence -- Housing : luxified skies -- Skywalk/skytrain/skydeck : multilevel cities -- Air : lethal domes -- Ground : making geology -- Basement/cellar : urban undergrounds -- Sewer : sociology and shit -- Bunker/tunnel : subsurface sanctuaries -- Mine : extractive imperialism on the deep frontier
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 402 pages
Isbn
9781781687932
Lccn
2016033169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
1572421
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953792600
  • 1555510
  • (OCoLC)ocn953792600
  • 1555510

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