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Indefensible Space

Indefensible Space

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About the Book

Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life. Starting from the most literal level--barricades and barriers in front of buildings, beefed up border patrols, gated communities, safe rooms, --to more abstract levels--enhanced surveillance at public spaces such as airports, increasing worries about contagion, the psychological predilection for fortified space--the contributors cover the full gamut of securitized public life that is defining the zeitgeist of twenty-first century America

About the Author:

Michael Sorkin is an architect, professional writer, and professor at City College. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and is generally regarded as one of the most prominent architectural writers in America.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415953689
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 21 mm
  • Weight: 557 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0415953685
  • Publisher Date: 31 Oct 2007
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 226 mm
  • No of Pages: 418
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State
  • Width: 155 mm

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