Princeton University Library Catalog

Vertical : the city from satellites to bunkers / Stephen Graham.

Author:
Graham, Stephen, 1965- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London ; New York : Verso, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xiii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"From the penthouse to the sewers--the political geography of the vertical city Vertical is a brilliant re-imagining of the world we live in. Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map. In Vertical Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level, calling for a a new understanding of our surroundings that takes into account above and below: why Dubai has been built to be seen from GoogleEarth; how the superrich in Sao Paulo live their penthouse lives far from the street; why London billionaires build vast subterranean basements rather than move house. Vertical will make you look at the city anew: from the viewfinders of drones, satellites, from the top of skyscrapers, at street-level and from underground bunkers: this is a new politics of space and geography"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Satellite: enigmatic presence -- Bomber: death from above -- Drone: robot imperium -- Helicopter: direct arrival -- Favela: tenuous city -- Elevator/lift: going up -- Skyscraper: vanity and violence -- Housing: luxified skies -- Skywalk/skytrain/skydeck: multilevel cities -- Air: lethal domes -- Ground: making geology -- Basement/cellar: urban undergrounds -- Sewer: sociology and shit -- Bunker/tunnel: subsurface sanctuaries -- Mine: extractive imperialism on the deep frontier.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781781687932 ((hardback))
  • 1781687935 ((hardback))
  • ((US ebook))
  • ((UK ebook))
LCCN:
2016033169
OCLC:
953792600
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