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Most of us now live in cities. But what makes a city? Is it a place - or an idea? How should we define the city as it evolves today? Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, decodes the underlying forces that shape the urban spaces around us, from their buildings to their names, from the power of crowds to why being a Londoner, New Yorker or Muscovite can offer a sense of identity greater than any other.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780141980591
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 6 Jul 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 18.4(H) x 13.3(L) x 1.9(W)
Weight (gm): 180

 

Reviews

A deeply original and necessary book--Alain de Botton

An indispensable guide to what makes a city a city--Robert Bevan, Evening Standard

Deyan Sudjic remains one of our most insightful commentators--Royal Academy magazine

A small, readable guide to what cities are and how they work--Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times

A memoir and a master class in musing on modern design . . . It's a collection of thoughtful, absorbing essays about many aspects of modern design, a subject nobody writes better about than Sudjic--Evening Standard on B Is for Bauhaus

 

Author Biography

Deyan Sudjic is Director of the Design Museum. He was born in London, and studied architecture in Edinburgh. He has worked as a critic for the Observer and The Sunday Times, as the editor of Domus in Milan, as the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and as a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He is the author of B is for Bauhaus, The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.
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