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A New York Times Notable Book • One of the ten top novels of the year —Time and NPR NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY END-OF-THE-YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING The New Yorker • The Atlantic • The Economist • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The New Republic • New York Daily News • Los Angeles Times • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Minneapolis Star Tribune • GQ • Salon • Slate • New York magazine • The Week • The Kansas City Star • Kirkus Reviews A haunting novel about identity, dislocation, and history, Teju Cole’s Open City is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world. Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. “[A] prismatic debut . . . beautiful, subtle, [and] original.”—The New Yorker “A psychological hand grenade.”—The Atlantic “Magnificent . . . a remarkably resonant feat of prose.”—The Seattle Times “A precise and poetic meditation on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, [and] dislocation.”—The Economist

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Teju Cole
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2011-02-08
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780679604495

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'The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. Nigeria was like that for me: mostly forgotten, except for those few things that I remembered with outsize intensity.' Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly. The walks meet a need for Julius: they are a release from the tightly regulated mental environment of work, and they give him the opportunity to process his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. Though he is navigating the busy parts of town, the impression of countless faces does nothing to assuage his feelings of isolation. But it is not only a physical landscape he covers; Julius crisscrosses social territory as well, encountering people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey-which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Teju Cole's Open City seethes with intelligence. Written in a clear, rhythmic voice that lingers, this book is a mature, profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our world.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Teju Cole
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release: 2011-08-04
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780571279449

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Feeling adrift after ending a relationship, Julius, a young Nigerian doctor living in New York, takes long walks through the city while listening to the stories of fellow immigrants until a shattering truth is revealed. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Teju Cole
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Release: 2011
File: 259 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400068098

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"Open City is an investigation into the city: its nature, its possible futures, its emergence as one of the most contested economic, cultural, and political sites of our time. The range of contributors is as diverse and dynamic as the cities they examine, inhabit, and haunt: philosopher Jacques Derrida reflects on the fate of Prague; playwright Richard Sanger presents a drama set in war-torn Sarajevo; poet Lynn Crosbie explores Toronto's hidden corners in an epic ABC; architecture theorist and mayor of Venice Massimo Cacciari discusses Naples and the new Europe; novelist André Alexis reveals mystical tropes beneath Ottawa; and architecture theorist Paul Virilio discusses the political dangers lurking in cyberspace. Other contributors include novelist Catherine Bush, Harvard architecture professor Rodolphe el-Khoury, architect Farshid Moussavi, artist Krystof Wodiczko, and many more."

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Genre: Political Science
Author: John Knechtel
Publisher:
Release: 1998
File: 318 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015041882062

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"Open City: Existential Urbanity" is an anthology of architecture created and advocated by the students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in studios conducted by the Architect Diane Lewis, Professor, with a team of notable colleagues from 2001-2014. The drawings and models are accompanied by project descriptions that regard any contemporary intervention into the city as an integral work of architecture, art, and sustainable infrastructure. This volume extends the legacy of Cooper Union's seminal "Education of an Architect: A Point of View" (1972) and "Education of an Architect" (1988). This compendium of 14 years of architectural education is published in part with the gift of the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation's Young Kiesler Award. This grant is in the recognition of a philosophical bond between the work of Frederick Kiesler and the spirit of these studio endeavors. Essays by Anthony Vidler, Peter Schubert, Francois de Menil, Karen Wong, Monika Pessler, Mary Stieber, David Gersten, Calvin Tsao, Samuel Anderson, Catherine Ann Somerville Venart, Roger Duffy, Mack Scogin, Merrill Elam, Daniel Sherer, David Turnbull, Guido Zuliani, Francesco Pellizzi, Diane Lewis and others.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Francesco Pellizzi
Publisher:
Release: 2015-04-28
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 888158882X

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Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City instantly, markedly, and permanently changed the landscape of film history. Made at the end of World War II, it has been credited with initiating a revolution in and reinvention of modern cinema, bold claims that are substantiated when its impact on how films are conceptualized, made, structured, theorized, circulated, and viewed is examined. This 2004 volume offers a fresh look at the production history of Rome Open City; some of its key images, and particularly its representation of the city and various types of women; its cinematic influences and affinities; the complexity of its political dimensions, including the film's vision of political struggle and the political uses to which the film was put; and the legacy of the film in public consciousness. It serves as a well illustrated, up to date, and accessible introduction to one of the major achievements of filmmaking.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Sidney Gottlieb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2004-06-14
File: 193 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521545196

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Journal of the arts.

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Genre: American literature
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1993
File: Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000046790071

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Author information Contributors to part 1 Ash Amin, Marc Angelil, Regina Bittner, Stephen Cairns, Kees Christiaanse, Angelus Eisinger, Orhan Esen, Gerald Frug, Stephen Graham, Dieter Läpple, Mark Michaeli, Robert Neuwirth, Arnold Reijndorp, Tim Rieniets, Christian Salewski, Saskia Sassen, Peter Sloterdijk, Michael Zinganel. Contributors to part 2 Crimson Architectural Historians, Interboro, Stephen Cairns, Daliana Suryawinata, Philipp Misselwitz, Can Altay, Jörg Stollmann, Rainer Hehl, Bart Goldhoorn, Alexander Sverdlov, and many others.

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Genre: Architecture and society
Author: Tim Rieniets
Publisher:
Release: 2009
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105215304366

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'The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. Nigeria was like that for me: mostly forgotten, except for those few things that I remembered with outsize intensity.' Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly. The walks meet a need for Julius: they are a release from the tightly regulated mental environment of work, and they give him the opportunity to process his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. Though he is navigating the busy parts of town, the impression of countless faces does nothing to assuage his feelings of isolation. But it is not only a physical landscape he covers; Julius crisscrosses social territory as well, encountering people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey-which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Teju Cole's Open City seethes with intelligence. Written in a clear, rhythmic voice that lingers, this book is a mature, profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our world.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Teju Cole
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release: 2011-08-04
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780571279449

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Urban theory traditionally links modernity to the city, to the historical emergence of certain forms of subjectivity and the rise of important developments in culture, arts and architecture. This is often in response to technological, economic and societal transformations in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries in select Euro-American metropolises. In contrast, non-Western cities in the modern period are often considered through the lens of Westernization and development. How do we account for urban modernity in "other" cities? This book seeks to highlight cultural creativity by examining the diverse and shifting ways Istanbulites have defined themselves while they debate, imagine, build and consume their city. It focuses on a series of exhibitionary sites, from print press/photography, cinema/films, exhibitions of architectural heritage, theme parks and museums, and explores the links between these popular depictions through shared practices of representation. In doing so it argues that understanding how the future is imagined through images and interpretations of the past can broaden current theoretical thinking about Istanbul and other cities. In line with postcolonial calls for a comparative urbanism that decouples understanding of the modern from its privileged association with Western cities, this book offers a new perspective on the lens of urban modernity. It will appeal to urban geographers and historians, cultural studies scholars, art historians and anthropologists as well as planners, architects and artists.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Ipek Türeli
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-07-28
File: 170 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317111757

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