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Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

Author: Stephen Graham
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A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet

Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle our planet to the tunnels deep within the ground. In Vertical, Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level: how the geography of inequality, politics, and identity is determined in terms of above and below.

Starting at the edge of earth's atmosphere and, in a series of riveting studies, descending through each layer, Graham explores the world of drones, the city from the viewpoint of an aerial bomber, the design of sidewalks and the hidden depths of underground bunkers. He asks: why was Dubai built to be seen from Google Earth? How do the super-rich in S�o Paulo live in their penthouses far above the street? Why do London billionaires build vast subterranean basements? And how do the technology of elevators and subversive urban explorers shape life on the surface and subsurface of the earth?

Vertical will make you look at the world around you anew: this is a revolution in understanding your place in the world.

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General Fields

  • : 9781781689974
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : April 2018
  • : 23.50 cmmm X 15.60 cmmm X 3.30 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 416
  • : Stephen Graham