Third coast atlas : prelude to a plan / editors, Daniel Ibañez, Clare Lyster, Charles Waldheim, Mason White.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York, NY : Actar, [2017]
  • New York, NY : Distributed by Actar Distribution Inc.
  • ©2017
Description
342 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 36 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Editor
Library of Congress genre
Thematic maps [Browse]
Summary note
"Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan describes the conditions for urbanization across the Great Lakes region. It assembles a multi-layered, empirical description of urbanization processes within the drainage basins of the five Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence River. This thick description encompasses a range of representational forms including maps, plans, diagrams, timelines, and photographs, as well as speculative design research projects and critical texts. Postponing diagnosis, let alone treatment of these conditions, Third Coast Atlas aspires to simply describe. It proposes a new geographic gestalt for urban analysis. Superimposed upon the North American continent, and with easily recognizable yet divergent political and geological borders, this megaregion traverses portions of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, as well as the world's largest collection of surficial fresh water. Third Coast Atlas characterizes the littoral edge as a distinct field of urbanization, and constructs a reading of the region both specific and speculative." --Publisher description.
Notes
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other title(s)
Prelude to a plan
ISBN
  • 9781940291918
  • 1940291917 ((hardback))
LCCN
2016960057
OCLC
953429416
Other standard number
  • 99976497931
RCP
C - S