Vertical by Stephen Graham

Vertical Hardcover 09/30/2016

By Stephen Graham
Hardcover
$15.98 USD

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 Sao 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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Book Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Verso Books
Publication date
Sep 30 2016
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781781687932
ISBN-10
1781687935
Weight
567g
Dimensions
153.0mm by 234.0mm