The 99 Invisible City

The 99  Invisible City
Author: Roman Mars,Kurt Kohlstedt
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0358125022
ISBN 13: 9780358125020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 99 Invisible City Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER “[A] diverse and enlightening book . . . The 99% Invisible City is altogether fresh and imaginative when it comes to thinking about urban spaces.” —The New York Times Book Review “Here is a field guide, a boon, a bible, for the urban curious. Your city’s secret anatomy laid bare—a hundred things you look at but don’t see, see but don’t know. Each entry is a compact, surprising story, a thought piece, an invitation to marvel. Together, they are almost transformative. To know why things are as they are adds a satisfying richness to daily existence. This book is terrific, just terrific.” —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff, Grunt, and Gulp “The 99% Invisible City brings into view the fascinating but often unnoticed worlds we walk and drive through every day, and to read it is to feel newly alive and aware of your place in the world. This book made me laugh, and it made me cry, and it reminded me to always read the plaque.” —John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All The Way Down A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships? 99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs. Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.

The 99 Invisible City

The 99  Invisible City
Author: Roman Mars,Kurt Kohlstedt
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0358126606
ISBN 13: 9780358126607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 99 Invisible City Book Review:

A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast

The 99 Invisible City

The 99  Invisible City
Author: Roman Mars,Kurt Kohlstedt,99% Invisible
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1529355303
ISBN 13: 9781529355307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 99 Invisible City Book Review:

This is 99% Invisible. __________ A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to ponder who gets to name the streets we walk along? Or what the story is behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships? 99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs. Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them. __________ You are about to see stories everywhere, you beautiful nerd. Now get out there. 'If you've ever wondered why our world is the way it is, this show has your answers' The Hustle '99% Invisible...is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced...' Ira Glass, This American Life 'The hugely inventive 99% Invisible treats the design of everyday things like a forensic science.' WIRED

The Address Book

The Address Book
Author: Deirdre Mask
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1250134781
ISBN 13: 9781250134783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Address Book Book Review:

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction | One of Time Magazines's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 | Longlisted for the 2020 Porchlight Business Book Awards "An entertaining quest to trace the origins and implications of the names of the roads on which we reside." —Sarah Vowell, The New York Times Book Review When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won’t get lost. But street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class. In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, Deirdre Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans, and how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany. The flipside of having an address is not having one, and we also see what that means for millions of people today, including those who live in the slums of Kolkata and on the streets of London. Filled with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn’t—and why.

Unseen City

Unseen City
Author: Nathanael Johnson
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 1623363861
ISBN 13: 9781623363864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unseen City Book Review:

It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia: Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighbors. Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real—all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world. No matter where we live—city, country, oceanside, or mountains—there are wonders that we walk past every day. Unseen City widens the pinhole of our perspective by allowing us to view the world from the high-altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low-altitude eyes of a snail. The narrative allows us to eavesdrop on the comically frenetic life of a squirrel and peer deep into the past with a ginkgo biloba tree. Each of these organisms has something unique to tell us about our neighborhoods and, chapter by chapter, Unseen City takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world’s urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park.

The Help yourself City

The Help yourself City
Author: Gordon C. C. Douglas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0190691336
ISBN 13: 9780190691332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Help yourself City Book Review:

When cash-strapped local governments fail to provide adequate services, and planning policies prioritize economic development over community needs, how do concerned citizens respond? In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at the people who take urban planning into their ownhands, dubbed "do-it-yourself urban design." Through in-depth interviews with do-it-yourselfers, professional planners, and community members, as well as participant observation, photography, media, and policy analysis, Douglas demonstrates that many do-it-yourselfers employ professional techniquesand expertise to enable and inspire their actions. He argues that many unauthorized interventions are created from a position of privilege, where legal repercussions are unlikely, while people from disadvantaged communities where improvements may be most needed face disincentives to taking suchactions themselves.Presenting a needed social analysis of this growing trend, while connecting it to debates on inequality, citizenship, and contemporary urban political economy, The Help-Yourself City tells a street-level story of people's relationships to their surroundings and the individualization of democraticresponsibility.

Invisible Women

Invisible Women
Author: Caroline Criado Perez
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 1683353145
ISBN 13: 9781683353140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible Women Book Review:

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women†‹, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

The 99 Invisible City

The 99  Invisible City
Author: Roman Mars,Kurt Kohlstedt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780358396369
ISBN 13: 0358396360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 99 Invisible City Book Review:

"A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast"--

Invisible City

Invisible City
Author: Julia Dahl
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 1466841915
ISBN 13: 9781466841918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible City Book Review:

A finalist for the Edgar and Mary Higgins Clark Awards, in her riveting debut Invisible City, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage. Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah's shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD's habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can't let the story end there. But getting to the truth won't be easy—even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider.

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp  Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 0393348741
ISBN 13: 9780393348743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Book Review:

The humorous science writer offers a tour of the human digestive system, explaining why the stomach doesn't digest itself and whether constipation can kill you.

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know
Author: Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 1250268516
ISBN 13: 9781250268518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stuff You Should Know Book Review:

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

Invisible New York

Invisible New York
Author: Stanley Greenberg,Thomas Garver
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1998-11-05
ISBN 10: 080185945X
ISBN 13: 9780801859458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible New York Book Review:

Reveals the hidden infrastructure of New York City demonstrating its technological evolution since the nineteenth century

Atlas of Cities

Atlas of Cities
Author: Paul Knox
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-08-24
ISBN 10: 0691157812
ISBN 13: 9780691157818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Cities Book Review:

Examines different cities from all over the world and looks at their physical, economic, social, and political structure, as well as their relationships to each other and where future urbanization might be headed.

The Smart Enough City

The Smart Enough City
Author: Ben Green
Publsiher: Strong Ideas
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0262538962
ISBN 13: 9780262538961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smart Enough City Book Review:

Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban Utopias. But in The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology. In a technology-centric smart city, self-driving cars have the run of downtown and force out pedestrians, civic engagement is limited to requesting services through an app, police use algorithms to justify and perpetuate racist practices, and governments and private companies surveil public space to control behavior. He proposes instead that cities strive to be "smart enough," employing technology to be livable, democratic, just, responsible, and innovative. By recognizing the complexity of urban life rather than merely seeing the city as something to optimize, these smart enough cities successfully incorporate technology into a holistic vision of justice and equity. Book jacket.

How to use graphic design to sell things explain things make things look better make people laugh make people cry and every once in a while change the world

How to use graphic design to sell things  explain things  make things look better  make people laugh  make people cry  and  every once in a while  change the world
Author: Michael Bierut
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN 10: 0500773076
ISBN 13: 9780500773079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to use graphic design to sell things explain things make things look better make people laugh make people cry and every once in a while change the world Book Review:

A monograph, manual and manifesto by one of the world's leading graphic designers. Protégé of design legend Massimo Vignelli and partner in the New York office of the international design firm Pentagram, Michael Bierut has had one of the most varied careers of any living graphic designer. The 35 projects Bierut presents in this book illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today, his goal being to demonstrate not a single ideology, but the enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. Each project is told in Bierut's own entertaining voice and shown through historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for over 30 years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Along the way, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world. Inspiring, informative and authoritative, How to... is set to be the bible of graphic design ideas.

Construction for Landscape Architecture

Construction for Landscape Architecture
Author: Robert Holden,Jamie Liversedge
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 1780670664
ISBN 13: 9781780670669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction for Landscape Architecture Book Review:

Construction for Landscape Architecture covers all aspects of landscape construction, giving a good understanding of building materials and assembly. It is heavily illustrated with specially commissioned, detailed construction drawings and has a strong emphasis on sustainability and good practice. At the end of the book there is an extensive glossary and an appendix of technical information.

Soft City

Soft City
Author: David Sim
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 1642830194
ISBN 13: 9781642830194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft City Book Review:

In Soft City David Sim, partner and creative director at Gehl, shows how cities with well-designed density can result in a higher quality of life. He presents ideas and graphic examples from around the globe. He draws from his vast design experience to make a case for a dense and diverse built environment at a human scale, which he presents through a series of observations of older and newer places, and a range of simple built phenomena, some traditional and some totally new inventions. Soft City offers inspiration, ideas, and guidance in a highly visual package, for anyone interested in city building. Sim shows how to make any city more efficient, more livable, and better connected to the environment.

Slow Art

Slow Art
Author: Arden Reed
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0520285506
ISBN 13: 9780520285507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Art Book Review:

"More Americans visit art museums annually than attend all major-league sporting events. Yet many come away dissatisfied, because art rarely yields itself to the few seconds most viewers spend on individual works. In a culture of distraction, Slow Art models ways to extend and enrich acts of looking. This study defines a new aesthetic field crossing centuries and mediums, including video, photography, land and installation art, painting, performance, sculpture, and fiction. Also tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), live restagings of artworks. Often dismissed as marginal, the practice is fundamental--poised between motion and stasis, life and art--witness its current flourishing. This history of looking includes Diderot, Emma Hamilton, Oscar Wilde, Jeff Wall, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Andy Warhol, Richard Serra. But rather than a set of objects, slow art names a dynamic relationship that transpires between objects and observers. Slow art enacts tacit contracts between works that have designs on us and beholders who invest in them. Slow art emerged in the 18th century, when cultural acceleration created the need to cushion the pace of social life. Simultaneously, however, secularization closed off traditional means to do so. Slow art offers secular viewers pleasures and consolations that engaging sacred images did in ages of faith. Slow art offers objects their due attention, and offers observers meaningful encounters. Such experiences are available to everybody by practicing the pleasures of lingering. Because such opportunities are not given, Slow Art proposes strategies for artists, artworks, and beholders"--Provided by publisher.

Start Up City

Start Up City
Author: Gabe Klein
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 1610916913
ISBN 13: 9781610916912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start Up City Book Review:

There has been a revolution in urban transportation over the past five years—set off by start-ups across the US and internationally. Sleek, legible mobility platforms are connecting people to cars, trains, buses, and bikes as never before, opening up a range of new transportation options while improving existing ones. While many large city governments, such as Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., have begun to embrace creative forms and processes of government, most still operate under the weight of an unwieldy, risk-averse bureaucracy. With the advent of self-driving vehicles and other technological shifts upon us, Gabe Klein asks how we can close the gap between the energized, aggressive world of start-ups and the complex bureaucracies struggling to change beyond a geologic time scale. From his experience as a food-truck entrepreneur to a ZipCar executive and a city transportation commissioner, Klein’s career has focused on bridging the public-private divide, finding and celebrating shared goals, and forging better cities with more nimble, consumer-oriented bureaucracies. In Start-Up City, Klein, with David Vega-Barachowitz, demonstrates how to affect big, directional change in cities—and how to do it fast. Klein's objective is to inspire what he calls “public entrepreneurship,” a start-up-pace energy within the public sector, brought about by leveraging the immense resources at its disposal. Klein offers guidance for cutting through the morass, and a roadmap for getting real, meaningful projects done quickly and having fun while doing it. This book is for anyone who wants to change the way we live in cities without waiting for the glacial pace of change in government.

Solved

Solved
Author: David Miller
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 1487506821
ISBN 13: 9781487506827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solved Book Review:

David Miller presents a compelling case that significant progress can be made at the local level by duplicating the actions of nine leading cities around the world.