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THE INEVITABLE SPECIFICITY OF CITIES: NAPOLI, NILE VALLEY, BELGRADE, NAIROBI, HONG KONG, CANARY ISLANDS, BEIRUT, CASABLANCA. Ed. by Roger Diener et al. Lars Muller Publishers, Zurich, 2015. Published in association with ETH (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule), Zurich. 312 pp. with 258 ills. (194 col.). 24 x 18 cm. ISBN 9783037783740 In English.
Publisher's description: What is a city? What determines its specifi city? What shapes its quality? The evolution of the contemporary city does not follow a linear movement. It is shaped by transformation processes that are directed toward often distant and confl icting goals. Even though cities are inscribed into global processes and networks, they develop their own specifi c ways of dealing with these conditions. They tend to produce and reproduce their own specifi city, their own patterns and character traits. Using the categories of territory, power, and difference -- also lending the book its structure--the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 157053
Hardcover $65.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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