The 100 mile city / Deyan Sudjic ; photographs by Phil Sayer.

by Sudjic, DeyanLooking glass; Sayer, PhilipLooking glass.

Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, [1992]Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 015642357X :.Subject(s): Cities and townsLooking glass | Metropolitan areasLooking glass | Sociology, UrbanLooking glassNote: "A Harvest original."Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 310) and index.
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The new architectural shape of five world cities-London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Sudjic tells how cities grow and change through their buildings and how people live and work in them. "Written with all the pace and drive of a high-speed freeway... Powerful and convincing" (J. G. Ballard). Index; photographs by Phil Sayer.

"A Harvest original."

Includes bibliographical references (page 310) and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Theory and practice (p. 5)
  • The developer at work (p. 33)
  • Messenger boys of change (p. 55)
  • The uses of power (p. 75)
  • The world of work (p. 105)
  • The museum as landmark (p. 125)
  • The airport as city square (p. 143)
  • Living in the past (p. 165)
  • A roof over their heads (p. 181)
  • Walt Disney as a city planner (p. 201)
  • The architecture of consumption (p. 215)
  • Success and failure (p. 233)
  • The freeway versus the metro (p. 247)
  • Looking at the world through inverted commas (p. 263)
  • The myth of community (p. 279)
  • The image of the city (p. 295)
  • The hundred-mile city (p. 305)
  • Bibliography (p. 310)
  • Index (p. 311)

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Publishers Weekly Review

This well-written book, a British import, is full of perceptive, wide-ranging observations on the evolution of the ``multilayered new city''--concentrating mainly on London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles. Sudjic, a London editor and critic who was trained as an architect, is neither nostalgic nor pollyannish, finding both vitality and ugliness in the modern city. Pointing to London's Canary Wharf and New York's World Financial Center, he argues that the property developer--not the architect or city planner--is most responsible for shaping the city. Yet planners still have power: Sudjic limns the Grands Projets , Francois Mitterrand's attempt to remodel Paris, and discusses the need for good planning in the dystopia of Houston. Most interesting are Sudjic's expositions of how the museum has become the ``replacement for the missing agora,'' and how the airport has become the new city square. A city's transport plan helps create its public life, and the author contrasts Tokyo's dependence on public transport with the worldwide ascendance of the automobile. We must, he concludes, learn new ways to analyze and assess life in the modern city. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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