Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

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$19.95
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Verso
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6.0 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781781689974
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About the Author

Stephen Graham is Professor of Cities and Society at the Global Urban Research Unit, based in Newcastle University's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Cities Under Siege.

Reviews

"Graham's book digs deep to reveal the elements that are not immediately apparent and will be of interest to those who truly care about shaping urban life for the better."
--CTBUH Journal (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)

"Roll over Jane Jacobs: here's urban geography as it looks like through the eye of a Predator at 25,000 feet. A fundamental and very scary report from the global red zone."
--Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums

"Look, you're just going to have to read this book ... After a while, you begin to wonder whether books like this will be allowed to be published for much longer."
--Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

"Superb ... Graham builds on the writings of Mike Davis and Naomi Klein who have attempted to expose the hidden corporate and military structures behind everyday life."
--Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times

"A detailed and intense forensics of new urban frontiers, laboratories of the extreme where experiments with new urban conditions are currently being undertaken."
--Eyal Weizman, author of Hollow Land

"A rigorously researched, pioneering book packed with disturbing and at times astonishing information."
--Icon

"Vertical is an intellectually demanding book that demands that the reader radically revise how to look at cities. The compelling geo-political parallels between power and verticality make it impossible to see cities the same way."
--Bookwitty

"Graham's wonderfully dazzling cross-sectional tour puts forth a powerful argument as to why our conventional 'flat' reading of the world needs to be re-calibrated to meaningfully engage the vertically layered reality of society ... one of the most important books on cities of the recent past."
--Erick Villagomez, Spacing

"Graham's exciting, journalistic study represents illustrative and narrative cross sections of his global research into urbanism, sociology, and telecommunications over the last 25 years. Enthusiastically recommended."
--Library Journal

"Seeing cities as Gordian knots of geopolitics, [Graham] gathers an impressive range of case studies to bolster his analysis."
--Nature