VARIATIONS ON A THEME PARK : THE NEW AME

By: MICHAEL (ED) SORKIN

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America's cities are being rapidly transformed by a sinister and homogenous design. A new Kind of urbanism--manipulative, dispersed, and hostile to traditional public space--is emerging both at the heart and at the edge of town in megamalls, corporate enclaves, gentrified zones, and psuedo-historic marketplaces. If anything can be described as a paradigm for these places, it's the theme park, an apparently benign environment in which all is structured to achieve maximum control and in which the idea of authentic interaction among citizens has been thoroughly purged. In this bold collection, eight of our leading urbanists and architectural critics explore the emblematic sites of this new cityscape--from Silicon Valley to Epcot Center, South Street Seaport to downtown Los Angeles--and reveal their disturbing implications for American public life.

Title: VARIATIONS ON A THEME PARK : THE NEW AME

Author Name: MICHAEL (ED) SORKIN

Categories: SOCIOLOGY,

Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX INC.:

ISBN Number: 0374523142

ISBN Number 13: 9780374523145

Binding: TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION

Seller ID: IM473822

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