Quantum City, A: Mastering the Generic

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The "city as a species", the "primal genetic material of the city": this is the subject of A Quantum City. This colossal work is a love letter to the city and intellectual culture. Beginning in 320 BC, we follow the fictional narrative figure Orlando on his odyssey through the Western world up to the present time. The book is divided into four interrelated chapters and can be read page by page in a discursive manner. Browsing freely through the book also offers new and multifaceted interpretations. Great intellectual achievements are compared with obscure and mundane events. A Quantum City offers an inspiring view of the city that is in us and around us.
ISBN 9783035606263. Birkhauser Verlag.
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The "city as a species", the "primal genetic material of the city": this is the subject of A Quantum City. This colossal work is a love letter to the city and intellectual culture. Beginning in 320 BC, we follow the fictional narrative figure Orlando on his odyssey through the Western world up to the present time. The book is divided into four interrelated chapters and can be read page by page in a discursive manner. Browsing freely through the book also offers new and multifaceted interpretations. Great intellectual achievements are compared with obscure and mundane events. A Quantum City offers an inspiring view of the city that is in us and around us.
  • Author
    Ludger Hovestadt, Vera Buhlmann (eds.)
  • Publisher
    Birkhauser Verlag
  • Release
    December 2015
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    824 pages. 1500 colour ills. 24 x 16 cm
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    out of stock
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    available
  • Date added
    December 2015