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Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent

Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent
 

Over the past twenty years European cities have become the envy of the world- a Kraftwerk Utopia of historic centres, supermodernist concert halls, imaginative public spaces and futuristic egalitarian housing estates which, interconnected by high-speed trains traversing open bord... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141991573
Barcode 9780141991573
Release Date 17 September 2019 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hatherley, Owen
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ISBN-13 9780141991573
ISBN-10 0141991577
Stock Release date is 17 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Release Date 17 September 2019
International Publication Date 5 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hatherley, Owen
Category Public Buildings: Civic, Commercial, Industrial, Etc
Landscape Art & Architecture
Urban Communities
Human Geography
Regional Geography
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 326g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Architecture - Europe, Architecture and society - Europe, Architecture and society - European Union countries, Cities and towns - Social aspects - Europe, Cities and towns - Social aspects - European Union countries
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 720.94
Catalogue Code 1001187

Description of this Book

Over the past twenty years European cities have become the envy of the world- a Kraftwerk Utopia of historic centres, supermodernist concert halls, imaginative public spaces and futuristic egalitarian housing estates which, interconnected by high-speed trains traversing open borders, have a combination of order and pleasure which is exceptionally unusual elsewhere. In Trans-Europe Express, Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the European city across the entire continent, to see what exactly makes it so different to the Anglo-Saxon norm - the unplanned, car-centred, developer-oriented spaces common to the US, Ireland, UK and Australia. Attempting to define the European city, Hatherley finds a continent divided both within the EU and outside it.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The latest heir to Ruskin. -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent * The best book I've read on Europe, blending history, architecture and contemporary politics and written in Owen Hatherley's trademark mixture of scepticism, erudition and humanity. He is a writer of lasting merit who will be read fifty years from now. -- Anna Minton A scathing, lively and timely look at the European city , from one of our most provocative voices on culture and architecture today -- Owen Jones
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Owen Hatherley writes regularly on aesthetics and politics for the Architectural Review, The Calvert Journal, Dezeen, the Guardian, Jacobin and the London Review of Books. He is the author of several books, most recently Landscapes of Communism, The Ministry of Nostalgia and The Chaplin Machine.

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