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The Superlative City: Dubai and the Urban Condition in the Early Twenty-First Century

Ahmed Kanna

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 200

  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

  • Date Published: Aug 2013

  • Stock Code: 62967

  • ISBN: 9780977122431

  • Binding: Paperback

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In The Superlative City, contributors from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and colleagues from the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Denmark offer the most serious analyses of Dubai to appear to date. Remarkable aspects of the city, such as the size and theming of real estate projects and the speed of urbanisation, are situated in their local and global architectural, political and economic contexts. Planning tactics and strategies are explained. The visually arresting aspects of architecture are critiqued but also placed within a holistic view of the city that takes in the less sensational elements, such as worker camps and informal urban spaces.

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