Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City [NOOK Book]

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Reflections on architecture and the exchange of information in the spaces and places of the city, from the necessity of skyscrapers in an age of Web sites to cities as talent magnets, from architectural bling to the neo-minimalism of the new MoMA.
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Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City

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Overview

Reflections on architecture and the exchange of information in the spaces and places of the city, from the necessity of skyscrapers in an age of Web sites to cities as talent magnets, from architectural bling to the neo-minimalism of the new MoMA.
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"Mitchell is onto something that most architectural writers ignore: Design permeates our daily life, and it is changing, just as quickly." ArchitecturalRecord

"Thank goodness, then, after all this architectural frottage in the agora, to find little that is frivolous and much that is inspiring in William J. Mitchell's new book, PlacingWords: Symbols, Space, and the City....The book is less about architecture as a practice than about the world in which they work.... It is the job of the architect, Mitchell's essayistic flights make clear, not merely to build but also to help us assemble an understanding of how 'we make our buildings, and... our buildings make us.'" ID Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262250535
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 252 KB

Meet the Author

William J. Mitchell was the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., Professor of Architecture and MediaArts and Sciences and directed the Smart Cities research group at MIT's Media Lab. He authored many books, including The World's Greatest Architect (2008) and PlacingWords: Symbols, Space, and the City (2005), both published by the MIT Press.

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