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Building Them Up, Tearing Them Down: Tales of Modern Architecture Hardcover – 6 Oct 2009

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Monacelli Press; 01 edition (6 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580932649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580932646
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 3.6 x 25.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,756,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Goldberger's seemingly-effortless prose takes us through the frenzy of the building boom to the burst of the housing bubble, from Dubai to Chicago, and every starchitect-crossed destination in between." FastCompany
"Paul's greatest contribution is his writing about cities. How architecture hits the pavement, how projects relate to their surroundings, how physical change affects how we feel about places is his genius." Kent Barwick, President of the Municipal Art Society of New York
"[Paul Goldberger is] a great journalist whose writing has been invaluable in promoting a deeper and more intelligent understanding of urbanism, city making and sustainable urban development." Darren Walker, Rockefeller Foundation
"[Paul Goldberger's criticism is] at once elevated and street smart, able to convey sweeping cultural meaning yet precise in its description of architectural detail." Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the "Chicago Tribune""

About the Author

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Paul Goldberger started his career at the "New York Times" and is currently the architecture critic for "The New Yorker" magazine. He is a frequent contributor to books on architecture and the author most recently of "Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York" and "Counterpoint: Daniel Libeskind in Conversation with Paul Goldberger."

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