The 99 Invisible City

This book is terrific, just terrific.” —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff, Grunt, and Gulp “The 99% Invisible City brings into view the fascinating but often unnoticed worlds we walk and drive through every day, ...

Author: Roman Mars

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358125022

Category: Design

Page: 400

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A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER “[A] diverse and enlightening book . . . The 99% Invisible City is altogether fresh and imaginative when it comes to thinking about urban spaces.” —The New York Times Book Review “Here is a field guide, a boon, a bible, for the urban curious. Your city’s secret anatomy laid bare—a hundred things you look at but don’t see, see but don’t know. Each entry is a compact, surprising story, a thought piece, an invitation to marvel. Together, they are almost transformative. To know why things are as they are adds a satisfying richness to daily existence. This book is terrific, just terrific.” —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff, Grunt, and Gulp “The 99% Invisible City brings into view the fascinating but often unnoticed worlds we walk and drive through every day, and to read it is to feel newly alive and aware of your place in the world. This book made me laugh, and it made me cry, and it reminded me to always read the plaque.” —John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All The Way Down A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships? 99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs. Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.

The 99 Invisible City Signed Edition

A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcastHave you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?Or ...

Author: Roman Mars

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780358540175

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Page: 400

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Invisible City

A book about Delhi's secret and seldom-visited monuments.

Author: Rakhshanda Jalil

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788189738778

Category: Architecture

Page: 342

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A book about Delhi's secret and seldom-visited monuments.

Contemporary Archaeology and the City

The 99% were ready for conflict between citizen and state, public and private
institutions, but they did not expect the conflict that ... population: people who
were both known and unfamiliar, but who were meant to remain hidden and
invisible.

Author: Laura McAtackney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198803605

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Contemporary Archaeology and the City foregrounds the archaeological study of post-industrial and other urban transformations through a diverse, international collection of case studies. Over the past decade contemporary archaeology has emerged as a dynamic force for dissecting and contextualizing the material complexities of present-day societies. Contemporary archaeology challenges conventional anthropological and archaeological conceptions of the past by pushing temporal boundaries closer to, if not into, the present. The volume is organized around three themes that highlight the multifaceted character of urban transitions in present-day cities - creativity, ruination, and political action. The case studies offer comparative perspectives on transformative global urban processes in local contexts through research conducted in the struggling, post-industrial cities of Detroit, Belfast, Indianapolis, Berlin, Liverpool, Belem, and post-Apartheid Cape Town, as well as the thriving urban centres of Melbourne, New York City, London, Chicago, and Istanbul. Together, the volume contributions demonstrate how the contemporary city is an urban palimpsest comprised by archaeological assemblages - of the built environment, the surface, and buried sub-surface - that are traces of the various pasts entangled with one another in the present. This volume aims to position the city as one of the most important and dynamic arenas for archaeological studies of the contemporary by presenting a range of theoretically-engaged case studies that highlight some of the major issues that the study of contemporary cities pose for archaeologists.

Citizenship Activism and the City

The Invisible and the Impossible Patricia Burke Wood. partly with coining 'We are
the 99%.' Graeber considers Occupy to be an enormous success. As Solnit also
did, Graeber directly compared OWS with 1968 – and 1848 (Graeber 2013).

Author: Patricia Burke Wood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351719297

Category: Science

Page: 136

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Were the occupations of 2010–11 – from Spain to Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street – a success or failure? Are they the model for urban radical politics? This book challenges common understandings and underlying assumptions of what constitutes activism and resistance. It proposes a critical urban theory of politics and citizenship that is grounded in the city as it is inhabited. For those who are marginalized, the city is a double-edged sword of oppression and emancipation. This book argues for an intersectional approach that actively dismantles hierarchies and embraces a wider range of acts of resistance and creative transformation, one in which we recognize these acts of citizenship as a form of constitutionalism. Wood reframes the theorization of protest and of the city, 'post-political' literature and the history of protest, and Marxist and anarchist ideas about the time and space of politics. Through this, she adopts a unique approach to provide new theoretical insights and challenges to post-political thinking. This book will be valuable reading for those interested in political, urban and social geography, in addition to political economy and progressive politics in the urban context.

The Invisible City

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with me , implored me to speak to her , talk to her about my friend STANNUKU
LIBRARIES and master's many virtues - some of which might not 99 THE
INVISIBLE ...

Author: Emili Rosales

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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Ideal City Invisible Cities

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Author: Markus Richter

Publisher:

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Category: Art, Modern

Page: 318

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Zamosc is an extraordinary treasure of late Renaissance architecture singular in its urban conception, located near the Polish-Ukrainian border, on route between Lublin and Lwow. The never destroyed city will host the works of contemporary artists from twelve European and six non-European countries amidst its traces of a once truly multicultural society, the former orthodox churches, the cathedral, the synagogue as well as the Armenian houses. Only few ideal cities were ever partially or completely built. In particular, the ideal city plannings that were closely tied to societal utopias usually remained unrealized. Zamosc, conceived by Count Jan Zamoyski and built between 1580 1605 by Italian architect Bernardo Morando, is one of the rare existing examples of an ideal city. Today Zamosc is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage. The artists working site-specifically will react to the given architecture and insert their work in public spaces and buildings, hidden courtyards or squares. Lawrence Weiner enfolds the arcades at the main square with one of his word sculptures. Monika Sosnowska composed a fountain while Miroslaw Balka sculpture relates to wounds, deeply cut during the second World War. Daniela Brahm, Colin Ardley, Kai Schiemenz determine squares and public spaces anew, Franka Hoernschemeyer reflects with her installation the clear gridding of the citys layout and Lucas Lenglet drafted a columbarium for one of the courtyards. Les Schliesser sets up a museum for a fictive architect born in Zamosc, Jakob Kolding investigates functional city planning with a poster project and Craigie Horsfield introduces a sound installation. David Tremlett inserted pastel wall drawings into the cartouches of the Renaissance synagogue, while the structural works of Katarzyna Jozefowicz and Pedro Cabrita Reis dialogue across its naves and Sol Lewitt inhabits its courtyard temporarily. Tilman Wendlands installation in the historical museum will integrate documentation on ideal city plans of the moderns Le Corbusier, Niemeyer and Hansen and Jaroslaw Flicinski will conceive a large wall painting for the academy, in the gymnasium of which George Hadjimichalis will install his Workshop of Projects and Images in Crisis. In the casemates of the decorates fortress Zamosc, the photo, film and video works by Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Francis Alys, Tacita Dean and Rula Halawani address the issues of geometry, order, defence systems, resistance and alleged security. In the historical academy building, which today houses the towns high school, in the Historical Museum and at the Zamosc City Gallery 20 artists will be showing their works relating to the major themes of the exhibition including memory and the grid. The contemporary art works will engage in a challenging and substantial discourse with the historical city and the underlying invisible cities, hidden beyond or masked by time and history. All in short walking distance, the exhibition will cover the entire city of Zamosc from June 18, 2006 to August 22, 2006. In September and October, a freshly adapted version of the exhibition will be shown in the city of Potsdam, which was mainly planned and built during Baroque times.

Invisible Cities

Author: Dermot Bolger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: 152

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The Invisible City

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Author: Frank Perlin

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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These five studies represent a detailed view of monetary production, forms of exchange and processes of state formation. They uncover the infrastructures of a common life that, the author argues, stretches across Asia and Europe and underlies all regional and local developments.

Invisible City

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states and countries Housing and Urban ... 35 “ invisible cities , " meaning of term
, i " invisible jail , " meaning of term , 8 Jacob , Mike , 77 , 99 Jacobs , Jane Index ...

Author: John I. Gilderbloom

Publisher:

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Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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A legendary figure in the realms of public policy and academia, John Gilderbloom is one of the foremost urban-planning researchers of our time, producing groundbreaking studies on housing markets, design, location, regulation, financing, and community building. Now, in Invisible City, he turns his eye to fundamental questions regarding housing for the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. Why is it that some locales can offer affordable, accessible, and attractive housing, while the large majority of cities fail to do so? Invisible City calls for a brave new housing paradigm that makes the needs of marginalized populations visible to policy makers. Drawing on fascinating case studies in Houston, Louisville, and New Orleans, and analyzing census information as well as policy reports, Gilderbloom offers a comprehensive, engaging, and optimistic theory of how housing can be remade with a progressive vision. While many contemporary urban scholars have failed to capture the dynamics of what is happening in our cities, Gilderbloom presents a new vision of shelter as a force that shapes all residents.

The Secret of the Invisible City

... heard her , because Laurie's attention was so quickly reabsorbed in the
boutique and the three new customers who had just come in . 99 Jenny decided
to go back to the palace and share 82 THE SECRET OF THE INVISIBLE CITY.

Author: Dale Bick Carlson

Publisher: Price Stern Sloan

ISBN:

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 135

View: 362

Jenny is puzzled by her invitation to Krishna-la, a crystalline city where aliens from a distant galaxy make it possible for Jenny and her friends to live out their most-dreamed about fantasies.

The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia

Author: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Publisher:

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Category: Operas

Page: 362

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ISBN: 9783598230288

Category: Artists

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Invisible Wings

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Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 274

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Invisible Wings is the only reference book on Blacks in aviation. More than 1,600 entries give the bibliography the scope and length that will enable scholars, researchers, and students to delve into this little studied aspect of the Black experience. This annotated bibliography includes citations on pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, mechanics, doctors, engineers, scientists, astronauts, and others whose achievements in aeronautics, commerical and military, are unrecognized. The first four chapters highlight the major figures, and the next five chapters annotate books and articles on airlines, Chicago, discrimination, history, and women. The work covers three quarters of the twentieth century from 1916 to 1993, with one of the earliest articles describing the world's first Black pilot, Eugene J. Bullard, and one of the most recent covering the first African American in space, Guion S. Bluford.

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Deciphering the City

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modern form , 69 – 70 premodern form , 68 ... 106 , 113 , 141 Long - term
investors , 24 Lynch , Kevin , 99 - 100 , 113 Ideal type , 118 - 119 Image of the
City , The , 99 Index of dissimilarity ( D ) , 271 . ... high - volume manufacturing 28
- 30 high - volume to high value - added production , 29 – 30 , 33 Markets ,
invisible hand of ...

Author: William A. Schwab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 136

Deciphering the City deals with the large and small issues facing cities today. A focus on globalization's impact on the role of cities, an explicit mission to drive home the applied nature of urban studies to students. This text offers an introduction to the history, issues, problems, potential solutions and challenges, facing cities - in the developed and the developing world - for the twenty-first century.

The Gramophone

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Category: Audio equipment industry

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Gramophone

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Chamber ...

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Brazil

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cargo is destined for the 99 foreign branches of The National City Bank of New
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The American Scandinavian Review

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are lifted one by one into the hold of an ocean freighter ... Much of this invisible
cargo is destined for the 99 foreign branches of The National City Bank of New
York .

Author: Henry Goddard Leach

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Category: Scandinavia

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Vol. 14, no. 5 (May 1926) is special issue devoted to John Ericsson.