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The Resource The icon project : architecture, cities, and capitalist globalization, Leslie Sklair

The icon project : architecture, cities, and capitalist globalization, Leslie Sklair

Label
The icon project : architecture, cities, and capitalist globalization
Title
The icon project
Title remainder
architecture, cities, and capitalist globalization
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Sklair
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A pioneering look at the ways in which contemporary architecture serves the interests of the capitalist class, from global North to South and through to the petro-cities of the Gulf States In the last quarter century, a new form of iconic architecture has appeared throughout the world's major cities. Typically designed by globe-trotting "starchitects" or by a few large transnational architectural firms, these projects are almost always driven by private interests. In The Icon Project, sociologist Leslie Sklair focuses on ways in which capitalist globalization is produced and represented all over the world, especially in globalizing cities. Sklair traces how the iconic buildings of our era-elaborate shopping malls, spectacular museums and vast urban megaprojects-constitute the triumphal "Icon Project" of contemporary global capitalism, promoting increasing inequality and hyperconsumerism. He sets out to explain how the architecture industry organizes the social production and marketing of iconic structures and how corporations increasingly dominate the built environment and promote the trend towards globalizing, consumerist cities. The Icon Project, Sklair argues, is a weapon in the struggle to solidify capitalist hegemony as well as reinforce transnational capitalist control of where we live, what we consume, and how we think"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sklair, Leslie
Dewey number
720.1/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.G46
LC item number
S59 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and globalization
  • Architecture
  • Globalization
  • Capitalism
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Architecture and globalization
  • Architecture
  • Capitalism
  • Globalization
  • Architektur
  • Globalisierung
  • Stadtökonomie
  • Stadtplanung
  • 21.73 urban development (architecture)
Label
The icon project : architecture, cities, and capitalist globalization, Leslie Sklair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iconic archetecture and capitalist globalization -- Two types of iconic architecture : unique and typical -- The architecture industry and typical icons -- Corporate starchitects and unique icons -- The politics of iconic architecture -- Architects as professionals and ideologues -- Architecture and the culture-ideology of consumerism -- Architecture, cities, and alternative globalizations
Control code
956501982
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780190464189
Lccn
2016036599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
12606762
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956501982
Label
The icon project : architecture, cities, and capitalist globalization, Leslie Sklair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iconic archetecture and capitalist globalization -- Two types of iconic architecture : unique and typical -- The architecture industry and typical icons -- Corporate starchitects and unique icons -- The politics of iconic architecture -- Architects as professionals and ideologues -- Architecture and the culture-ideology of consumerism -- Architecture, cities, and alternative globalizations
Control code
956501982
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780190464189
Lccn
2016036599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
12606762
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956501982

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