All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities

All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities

by Michael Sorkin
     
 

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The celebrated radical architect returns with an anthology on the politics and culture of architecture.See more details below

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The celebrated radical architect returns with an anthology on the politics and culture of architecture.

Editorial Reviews

Chris Hall - Guardian
“Easily one of the best architecture critics around ... Sorkin is a flaneur with a sense of public purpose.”
Observer
America's most invigorating writer on architecture.

Guardian
Easily one of the best architecture critics around ... Sorkin is a flaneur with a sense of public purpose.— Chris Hall
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“Easily one of the best architecture critics around ... Sorkin is a flaneur with a sense of public purpose.”—Chris Hall, Guardian

“America’s most invigorating writer on architecture.”—Observer

“Sorkin is one of the most intelligent writers on architecture today.”—Library Journal

“Sorkin is a formidable opponent of the banal, the ugly, the stupid and the vapidly posturing which, he argues, are all around us.”—Publishers Weekly

“[A]n intense mediation on the role of democracy in architecture, the role of the critic in that democracy and the dilemmas facing an architect who wants to make a difference (by working with that democracy) but needs to make a living (by pleasing an economic and political elite) ... One of the most impressive collections of contemporary criticism you could read.”—Art Review

All Over the Map is a pleasure to read”—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844672202
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
983,145
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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