Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spaces of Global Cultures: Architecture, Urbanism, Identity (Architext)

"Spaces of Global Cultures: Architecture, Urbanism, Identity (Architext)"
Anthony King
Routledge | English | September 1, 2004 | ISBN: 0415196205 | 280 pages | PDF | 21,9 MB

This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and post-colonial studies to provide a critical account of the development of three key concepts: global culture, post colonialism, and modernity. Subsequent case studies examine how global economic, political and cultural forces shape the forms of architectural and urban modernity in globalized suburbs and spaces in major cities worldwide.

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