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Siyasi ve ekonomik dünya harita üzerindeki iki boyutlu çizgilerden mi ibarettir? Dünyanın her yerindeki inşaat çılgınlığının arkasında ne var? Neden Dubaideki yapay adalar Google Earthten görülecek şekilde yapılıyor? Brezilyalı über zenginlerin gökdelenlerin tepesindeki yaşamları nasıl? Milyarderlerin Londra evlerinin bodrumlarındaki kazıların sırrı nedir?

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Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 2020 by Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları (first published April 5th 2016)
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Bob H
This fascinating work takes a new look at human topology, with more attention to economic and social engineering than to architecture or engineering as such -- a focus on the impacts and reactions to vertical structures. It focuses not just on skyscrapers, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai or the new 1000m tower rising in Medina but on subterranean structures as well, both the tunnel systems honeycombing the depths of major cities and the deep mines that provide the material for cities and skyscrapters. ...more
Dan
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent critique of urbanism that shifts our spatial focus from the horizontal grid of maps to the vertical hierarchy from satellites to the deepest mines. It gets a bit repetitive towards the end, but its an engaging, informative, and appropriately infuriating read. ...more
Benjamin Britton
"Although Google Earth clearly has enormous potential as an aid to activism and critique, it is easy to forget that such new, GPS-enabled activism relies fundamentally on dual-use devices that can function only because of military rocket launches. Such efforts are also based on the deployment of a series of twenty-four geosynchronous satellites used continually to drop murderous ordnance of a wide range of countries. And they are inevitably mediated through imperial networks of militarised ...more
Kevin
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Could've used better editing. A typo on every other page, it seemed.

Also, adverbs/adjectives to cut down on:
*radical/ly - way overused, in most cases could've been cut out altogether
*colonize/ation - "she's sitting on the bench" becomes "the bench is colonized by her"
*neoliberal/ism - really, even in context I still don't know what it means other than it's a current bogeyman word and so i just replace it with 'bad stuff' in my head. or, i guess it's just a new way to say 'capitalism'? i recall
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Dеnnis
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Если вам хочется узнать, где находятся самые динамичные экономики мира, забудьте о ВВП, статистике безработицы и трендах потребления. Все, что вам нужно, это ответ на простой вопрос: Где самые быстрые лифты? Неожиданно, но факт синоним амбициозных инвестпроектов, километровые небоскребы требуют самых передовых технологий, а скоростной лифт самое узкое место строительства. Вертикаль Стивена Грэма предлагает по-новому взглянуть на города и технологии: сверху вниз, давая срез от спутников до шахт
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Alexandre Coates
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A perspective-shifting work that opens up many new ways of thinking about the spaces in which we live. This book breaks apart the old ways of seeing cities and the world, and talks about how we have to go beyond the simplicity of surfaces into understanding how we view things from above, are affected by the internal volumes of cities, and ultimately how they generate their own 'archaeosphere.'

By upending the typical axis of perception in urbanism this book helps you reconsider what you thought
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Kevin
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A phenomenally wide-ranging and intensive exploration of the vertical axis in our contemporary world. Graham exposes the complexities and often the hidden violent and exploitative shadows embodied in our skyscrapers, their underworld alter-egos: deep mines, and all things between. Fairly jargon-free and accessible to a general reader, each chapter carries numerous insights that do change the way you'll think cities and the human relationship to verticality.
Be warned though -- if you're looking
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Ajk
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Grahams a brilliant and insightful mind, and he is always very easy to read. But this book seemed a bit more slapped together than Cities Under Siege  theres a bit less coherency between chapters and it reads a bit more like a series of essays in that regard. Theyre very good essays, dont get me wrong. But the idea of a central thread connecting all of this work on the (literal) ups and downs of 21st century life dont quite adhere in a satisfying way. ...more
Vernon Luckert
While appearing to be well researched, the author has taken what could have been a fascinating subject and used it as a vehicle for espousing his anti-military, anti-police, anti-corporate, anti-wealthy misguided activist opinions.
Fazackerly Toast
interesting insights amidst a sea of sociology-speak
Matthew
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fascinating book that takes aim at the inherent verticality present in society, starting with the very words we use (superb, subjugate, upper/lower class) and then proceeding to start in space with satellites and dive all the way down deep into the Earth with mines.

In each chapter, Vertical describes, oftentimes chillingly, how various structures we take for granted in today's modern society are used to simultaneously elevate elites and subjugate the rest.

Even if today's world is not actually
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Stephen Graham is an academic and author who researches cities and urban life. He is Professor of Cities and Society at the Global Urban Research Unit and is based in Newcastle University's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.

Professor Graham has a background in Geography, Planning and the Sociology of Technology. His research centres, in particular, on:

relations between cities,
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