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Reading the City

20 December 2012 | cities, City | Post a comment

Allison Arieff has written a piece for her New York Times column called Reading the City, in which she discusses books published this year that engage with her "recurring obsessions — cities, walking, suburbia". They include Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities, Jeff Speck's Walkable City, and Dave Eggers’s novel A Hologram for the King. She also mentions my own book, City:

"The author’s ideas are original and inventive enough to warrant his description of the book as ‘a guidebook to an imaginary Everycity.’ It’s a great thinker whose musings run the gamut from the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan to Tahrir Square, graffiti to gladiators, who can quote the Old Testament and Baudelaire, and throw in an infographic entitled, ‘When skyscrapers rise, do markets fall?’"

Read Allison's whole piece here.

Although the weather outside my window is miserable, wet and not at all festive, I want to wish everyone a very happy Christmas! And I hope someone, somewhere has snow...

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