City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in los Angeles download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mike Davis

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in los Angeles download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mike Davis year 2006
  • Book name: City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in los Angeles
  • Author: Mike Davis
  • Release date: 2006/1/30
  • Publisher: VERSO BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781844675685
  • Rating: 8.15 of 10
  • Votes: 206
  • Review by: Alayna Edmondson
  • Review rating: 9.36 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/7
  • Total pages: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 56 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, 'Los Angeles brings it all together.' To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where 'you can rot without feeling it.' To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide-ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities in the desert, where the rich have hired their own police to fend off street gangs, as well as armed Beirut militias. In 'City of Quartz', Davis reconstructs LA's shadow history and dissects its ethereal economy. He tells us who has the power and how they hold on to it. He gives us a city of Dickensian extremes, Pynchonesque conspiracies, and a desperation straight out of Nathaniel West-a city in which we may glimpse our own future, mirrored with terrifying clarity. In this special 15-year anniversary edition, Davis provides a dazzling update on the city's current status.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 29H19M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Urban Communities, Crime & Criminology, Urban & Municipal Planning, Cultural Studies, Social & Cultural History, History Of The Americas
  • Available formats: PDF, TXT, WORD, DOC, CSV, EPUB, PDB, JPEG. Compressed in ZIP, 7Z, GZ, TAR.Z, RAR, EML
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 20.03 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x210x30.48mm
  • Weight: 521.63g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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