Dream City

Dream City

Vancouver and the Global Imagination

eBook - 2005
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Vancouver, located at the edge of a continent and the edge of national consciousness, has become the model for post-industrial urbanism. Does it deserve the attention? This provocative new book explores the links between the city's seductive natural setting, turbulent political history, planning and design culture, and the local and global forces that are reshaping Vancouver's urban environment at a ferocious pace. Filled with historical and contemporary photographs and maps, Dream City offers compelling insight into how buildings, public spaces, extraordinary landscapes, and civic values have merged to form a uniquely 21st-century city.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Douglas & McIntyre ; [Berkeley] : Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West, c2005
ISBN: 9781926685632
Characteristics: 1 online resource (241 p.) : ill., maps


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A Vancouver Book Award winner that takes a critical view of built forms in our city. The Central Library is recognized as a global icon and a marker for Vancouver's architectural coming of age.

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