Michael Feher Editor
Sanford Kwinter Editor
Zone Books, New York, 1986, English
Nonfiction, Architecture; Nonfiction, Urban Design
9.3 x 7.4 inches, hardcover, 480 pages
ISBN: 9780942299229

From the Publisher. This inaugural double issue of the serial publication Zone examines the physical, political, and perceptual transformations redefining the contemporary city.These transformations are explored through historical studies of transformations in the urban system, through theoretical essays which map out the evolution of related social and economic structures (such as the state, the family, and the factory), and through experimental artist projects and critical dossiers.

Some of the many contributors to this issue include: Christopher Alexander, John Baldessari, Gilles Deleuze, Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, William Labov, Michael Piore, and Paul Virilio.

On 3 book lists
Neil Denari

Bruce Mau’s design startled me and so did Paul Virilio’s text “The Overexposed City.”

Greg Lynn

Sanford Kwinter, Jonathan Crary, and Bruce Mau started the mega-book loaded with tangents and insights. Many architects, Rem Koolhaas in particular, were inspired by the format and methodology.

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