Placing Words (Google eBook)

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User Review  - mjgrogan - LibraryThing

A collection of short essays, mostly written as monthly columns for the RIBA Journal, Mitchell here seems to emulate the prose of the late Stephen Jay Gould. His weaving of popular culture and current ... Read full review

Review: Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City

User Review  - Christo - Goodreads

Some strong hits and a few stray misses in this collection of essays about urbanism, network technology, fashion, and architecture. I enjoyed the variety in the essay styles - the perverse satire of ... Read full review

Contents

1  Do We Still Need Skyscrapers?
2  After 911
3  Poison Ivy
4  The Cobblestones and the Beach
5  Guernica II
6  Beyond the City Limits
7  Palladio in the Piazza
8  Things That Think
19  Gauguins House in Paradise
20  Architectural Principles of the Torture Chamber
21  King of Bling
22  The Theatrics of Terror
23  Crash and Burn
24  The Spiderman Cometh
25  My Two Cents
26  The Munchkin Modulor

9  Twilight at the DriveIn
10  Smackdown In Cyberspace
11  Smelling the Brie
12  An Eye For an Eye
13  What Does a Pixel Want To Be?
14  Elegy for a G4
15  The Wireless Groves
16  Vagabond Shoes
17  Manolos
18  A Neutron Walks Into a Bar
27  Less Is More Is Back
28   Desperate Urbanists
29  Homo Electronicus
30   After the Tsunami
31  Gated Community
32   Camp Cupcake Blues
Carriage Return
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