Zone 1/2: The Contemporary City

Bryan Boyer responded to my inquiry about city atlases and pointed me to a book titled Zone 1/2: The Contemporary City, edited by Michel Feher and Sanford Kwinter and designed by Bruce Mau. This is from the description at MIT Press:

[E]xamines the physical, political, and perceptual transformations redefining the contemporary city. These transformations are explored through historical studies of transformations in the urban system, through theoretical essays which map out the evolution of related social and economic structures (such as the state, the family, and the factory), and through experimental artist projects and critical dossiers. Some of the many contributors to this issue include: Christopher Alexander, John Baldessari, Gilles Deleuze, Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, William Labov, Michael Piore, and Paul Virilio.

Bryan writes that the book “has maps of London, Paris, New York, Rome, Moscow, etc.” although “not incredibly detailed. It is out of print and wasn’t available on Amazon.com), but Amazon.co.uk seems to be able to deliver it. I haven’t made up my mind about buying it yet, but it looks very interesting. (Thanks, Bryan!)

The above was posted to my personal weblog on June 11, 2004. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.


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