Delicious Metropolis: The Desserts and Urban Scenes of Wayne Thiebaud by Wayne Thiebaud
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Overview: Delicious Metropolis brings together two of Wayne Thiebaud’s most celebrated bodies of work: desserts and cityscapes. Between the two, fascinating juxtapositions develop. The layers of a Neapolitan cake echo the shadows cast across a street in the late afternoon. The pastel hues of iced sponge cakes match California’s candy-colored houses. Curators, critics, and artists guide the reader through the book via insightful bite-size essays. This gorgeous hardcover offers fans and newcomers a refreshing and accessible way to enjoy the oeuvre of this iconic American painter. Complete with multicolored page edges evoking the layers of one of Thiebaud’s mouthwatering cakes, it’s a treat for art lovers, city-dwellers, and gourmets alike.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Food & Drink
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Shaping the Metropolis: Institutions and Urbanization within the United States and Canada (McGill-Queen’s Studies in Urban Governance) via Zack Taylor
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Overview: Rising source of revenue inequality and concentrated poverty threaten the social sustainability of North American towns. Suburban enlargement endangers delicate ecosystems, water provides, and meals safety. Existing city infrastructure is crumbling whilst governments battle to pay for brand spanking new and expanded products and services. Can our inherited city governance establishments and insurance policies successfully reply to those issues? In Shaping the Metropolis ZackTaylor compares the ancient construction of American and Canadian city governance, each on the nationwide degree and thru explicit metropolitan case research.
Examining Minneapolis-St Paul and Portland, Oregon, within the United States, and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, Taylor displays how variations within the construction of governing establishments in American states and Canadian provinces cumulatively produced other kinds of city governance. Arguing that because the 19th century American state governments have replied much less successfully to speedy city enlargement than Canadian provinces, he displays that the focus of authority in Canadian provincial governments enabled the speedy adoption of coherent city insurance policies after the Second World War, whilst dispersed authority in American state governments fostered indecision and catered to parochial pursuits.
Most fresh coverage issues and their answers are to be present in towns. Shaping the Metropolis displays that city governance encompasses way over native executive, and that states and provinces have all the time performed a central function in responding to city coverage demanding situations and can proceed to take action someday.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General
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An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature by Craig E. Colten
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Overview: Strategically situated at the gateway to the Mississippi River yet standing atop a former swamp, New Orleans was from the first what geographer Peirce Lewis called an "impossible but inevitable city". How New Orleans came to be, taking shape between the mutual and often contradictory forces of nature and urban development, is the subject of An Unnatural Metropolis. Craig E. Colten traces engineered modifications to New Orleans’s natural environment from 1800 to 2000 and demonstrates that, though all cities must contend with their physical settings, New Orleans may be the city most dependent on human-induced transformations of its precarious site. In a new preface, Colten shows how Hurricane Katrina exemplifies the inability of human artifice to exclude nature from cities and he urges city planners to keep the environment in mind as they contemplate New Orleans’s future. Urban geographers frequently have portrayed cities as the antithesis of nature, but in An Unnatural Metropolis, Colten introduces a critical environmental perspective to the history of urban areas. His work offers an in-depth look at a city and society uniquely shaped by the natural forces it has sought to harness.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Metropolis Journal – November/December 2018
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Overview: 2018 12 months in Evaluation: Eight Metropolis contributors handle how occasions of the final 12 months have prompted designers to confront their discipline. Profile of architect Steven Holl. The 12 months in exhibitions. Sustainability Report Complement.
Style: Magazines & Newspapers
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