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  • Published: 18 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141980591
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $26.99
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The Language Of Cities




The latest addition to the Design series, from the Director of the Design Museum.

Most of us now live in cities. But what makes a city? Is it a place - or an idea? How should we define the city as it evolves today? Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, decodes the underlying forces that shape the urban spaces around us, from their buildings to their names, from the power of crowds to why being a Londoner, New Yorker or Muscovite can offer a sense of identity greater than any other.

  • Published: 18 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141980591
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $26.99
Categories:

About the author

Deyan Sudjic

Deyan Sudjic is the director of the Design Museum. He was born in London, and studied architecture in Edinburgh. He has worked as a critic for theObserver and the Sunday Times, as the editor of Domus in Milan, as the director of the Venice architecture biennale, and as a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. 

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Praise for The Language Of Cities

A deeply original and necessary book

Alain de Botton

An indispensable guide to what makes a city a city

Evening Standard

A small, readable guide to what cities are and how they work

Financial Times

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