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The Language of Cities We live in a world that is now predominantly urban So how do we define the city as it evolves in the st century Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of design, whether of buildings or of space Erudite and entertaining, he considers the differences between capital cities and the rest to understand why it is that we often feel comfortable in our identities as Londoners, Muscovites, or Mumbaikars than in our national identities [PDF / Epub] ❤ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) ✅ Ellen A. Easton – Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities ❰BOOKS❯ ✬ The Light Over London Author Julia Kelly – such as resources and land ➶ [Reading] ➸ Cell By Robin Cook ➫ – to the ideas that shape conscious elements of design [Reading] ➶ Braving the Wilderness Author Brené Brown – whether of buildings or of space Erudite and entertaining [PDF / Epub] ✅ Lightning / Midnight / The Bad Place By Dean Koontz – he considers the differences between capital cities and the rest to understand why it is that we often feel comfortable in our identities as Londoners ➾ [Download] ➾ A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, By Dean Koontz ➳ – Muscovites [Read] ➱ Iron Council (New Crobuzon, Author China Miéville – or Mumbaikars than in our national identities

About the Author: Deyan Sudjic

Deyan Sudjic is Director of the Design Museum He was born in London, and studied architecture in Edinburgh He has worked as a critic for the Observer and The Sunday Times, as the editor of Domus in Milan, as the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and as a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen He is the author of B is for Bauhaus, The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.

10 thoughts on “The Language of Cities

  1. says:

    The Language of Cities is a study into what defines a city, and the forces behind it that both limit and sustain it Deyan describes the city as an organic state of being, something we re quickly losing in the face of rapid development and sterilization of urban life On second reading, the layers of The Languag

  2. says:

    This was another book I picked up while browsing in the library visually appealing covers strike again The Language of Cities was a good book to pack for the train, as this edition is compact and very prettily presented I also found it involving enough, just not hugely insightful I guess I ve studied and read about urba

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    This could be so good When the author talks about the broader ideas of cities, their development, and their meaning, his writing is beautiful and his arguments are concise and convincing For example, the last chapter, Crowds and Their Discontents, is a wonderful take on why people are drawn to crowds in spite of the fear they in

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    This is a book which is very easy to read, mainly because it s primarily anecdotal, concerning cities from across the world Perhaps a bit too much attention is given to the author s home city of London, but many people think understanding London s neoliberal turn is very important to understand the trajectory of cities in the West What I

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    I don t recommend it, you would get disappointed

  6. says:

    Are you interested in knowing what makes a city and how cities have evolved and learnt from each other through the ages In which case, read this contemporary book to discoveron this fascinating topic.The account is assembled through six different questions posed by the author, each answered by successive chapters Issues raised include How to change a city

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    Quick and highly readable, yet somewhat chaotic lecture If you re searching for a comprehensive guide into the topic you won t find it here In fact, it sor less a loose collection of anecdotal, nevertheless compelling essays about urbanism.Author views the city not as a detached entity or as a finished piece of architectural design but rather as an ever changing o

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    The 2nd half of the book is a lot stronger than the first half The narrative didn t really crystallise until the later half where there were some really insightful commentary about whether places like Apple, Facebook, or Disney can be considered a city The 1st half felt a bit rambly The chapter on How Cities Change felt like it could ve been a lot stronger than it was Citi

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    As usual, Sudjic delivers a highly readable book, this time on the nature of cities, disseminating why they are as they are It zips along at quite a pace and gives a thorough overview of several cities he knows well, like London and New York I always enjoy the way he pulls together different strands, even when he often gets sidetracked by projects that he has particular knowledge o

  10. says:

    For those who are curious about the development of the city they live in, this book is a great read read It gave me a vocabulary for articulating my curiosities and feelingconfident in my ability to voice the questions and participate in the following discourse I was pleasantly surprised by how easy this book was to read Sudjic doesn t flaunt his education and expertise in front of the read

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