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Writings on Cities

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The work of Henri Lefebvre - the only major French intellectual of the post-war period to give extensive consideration to the city and urban life - received considerable attention among both academics and practitioners of the built environment following the publication in English of The Production of Space. This new collection brings together, for the first time in English ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published January 9th 1996 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 17th 1995)
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Andrea
I love how Lefebvre opens up the city and how we look at it, how we study it, how we create it, and most importantly how we live it. This is a good selection of texts, and the only place you can find a translation of The Right to the City(/i>, which is a pivotal text in so many ways, and a source of potentially revolutionary thought. It only gets 4 stars however, because the texts themselves are riven with typos, and without having read teh original French, I am rather certain that the transl ...more
Rebecca Conroy
This is a terrible translation; Its like the writers Kofman and Lebas didn't even bother getting it proof read before it went to print. Terrible.
mahatma
buku ini menerjemahkan seluruh teks asli "le droit a la vie" tapi hanya menyajikan introduction dan satu bab dari teks asli "espace et politique".
Blair
VEry well-done, but limited. Lefebvre's best work, so if you value urban philosophy, you should check this out.
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Henri Lefebvre was a French sociologist, Marxist intellectual, and philosopher, best known for his work on dialectics, Marxism, everyday life, cities, and (social) space. He coined the slogan "the right to the city".
More about Henri Lefebvre...
The Production of Space Critique of Everyday Life The Urban Revolution Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers) (Paperback) Critique of Everyday Life, Volume II

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