Icebergs, Zombies and the Ultra Thin

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The global financial crisis of 2008 revealed the damage done by unchecked housing speculation, yet in the ensuing years, the use of architecture as an investment tool has only accelerated, heightening inequality and contributing to worldwide financial instability. From pencil towers to iceberg homes to zombie urbanism, this title issues an indictment of how finance capitalism changes not only architectural forms, but the very nature of our cities and societies.
ISBN 9781616899462. Princeton Architectural Press.
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The global financial crisis of 2008 revealed the damage done by unchecked housing speculation, yet in the ensuing years, the use of architecture as an investment tool has only accelerated, heightening inequality and contributing to worldwide financial instability. From pencil towers to iceberg homes to zombie urbanism, this title issues an indictment of how finance capitalism changes not only architectural forms, but the very nature of our cities and societies.
  • Subtitle
    Architecture and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century
  • Author
    Matthew Soules
  • Publisher
    Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release
    May 2021
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    240 pages. 85 b/w ills. 15.2 x 22.9 cm
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    nyp due 15/5/21air
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