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Rites of Way The Politics and Poetics of Public Space

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ISBN-10: 1554581532

ISBN-13: 9781554581535

Edition: 2009

Authors: Mark Kingwell, Patrick Turmel

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Description:

Opens up multiple dimensions of the concept of public space, from architectural, political, philosophical, and technological points of view. Historical analysis underpins the true focus of the book: the future of public space under growing urbanisation and democratic confusion. The inclusion of visual art, fiction, poetry, and drama argue for the crucial role that art, not just public art, plays in a thriving public realm.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.01" wide x 9.02" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Mark Kingwell is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He has published five books.

<b>Patrick Turmel</b> is an assistant professor of philosophy at Universit� Laval. His main research interests are in moral and political philosophy. He has published articles in ethics and on issues pertaining to cities and justice. He is also co-editor of Penser les institutions (Presses de l'Universit� Laval).

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Rites of Way, Paths of Desire
Master of Chancery: The Gift of Public Space
We Wuz Robbed
Public Space: Lost and Found
Architecture and Public Space
The Enduring Presence of the Phenomenon of "the Public": Thoughts from the Arena of Architecture and Urban Design
Private Joke, Public Places: An Excerpt
Holistic Democracy and Physical Public Space
Public Space and Subversion
Take to the Strees! Why We Need Street Festivals to Know Our Civic Selves
How Insensitive: An Excerpt
Beauty Goes Public
Protect the Net: The Looming Destruction of the Global Communications Environment
The City as Public Space
walks from the office for soft architecture
Contributors
Index