Architecture and Society : 10. Mostra Internazionale Di Architettura, La Biennale Di Venezia

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Random House, Inc.
This three-volume catalogue of the 10th International Architecture Exhibition presents an anthology of ideas centered around this year's theme: the meta-city. The changes in the physical and social structure of today's city have resulted in a new kind of civilian agglomeration that extends beyond the traditional form, concept, and boundaries of the city, causing profound transformations in the composition of its population and working habits. The International Exhibition, curated by Richard Burdett, will focus on the transformations of cities around the world, featuring New York, London, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, Mexico City, São Paulo Beirut, Istanbul, Johannesburg, and Lagos. Additionally, the biennale will propound a manifesto for rational development of cities in the 21st century. This book will be the definitive catalogue of what is perhaps the most important architecture exhibition in the world.

Baker & Taylor
A definitive catalog of the tenth International Architecture Exhibition reflects its exploration of the rapidly changing structure of today's meta-cities, offering insight into how today's new variety of civilian agglomeration is extending beyond traditional boundaries, in a volume that focuses on such cities as New York, London, and Tokyo.

Book News
Published to accompany the Tenth International Architecture Exhibition (Mostra Internazionale di Architettura), held in Venice, Italy, the two volumes contain profile articles about 16 individual cities in Volume One, and the exhibition's events in Volume Two. The latter are submitted by country and present unusual architecture projects and concepts. The city profiles each include an essay--often by a noted writer or critic, and always by someone who lives there--that describes the city today and its unique flavor in terms of such things as location, history, inhabitants, economic conditions, growth issues, and architecture. Population and other maps are included. Both volumes, which are oversized (9.5x11.5"), are beautifully illustrated with color photos. Not indexed. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780847828791
Branch Call Number: 724.7 CITIE
Characteristics: 2 volumes : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm


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