Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 




Bookmark and Share




 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for the Future of Ground Zero, Nobel, Philip

Author Name    Nobel, Philip

Title   Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for the Future of Ground Zero

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Picador

ISBN Number    0805080023 / 9780805080025

Seller ID   SKU1002944

0805080023 ~Very Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

"Quirky, discursive, and highly opinionated"--a frank and devastating assessment of architecture and the rebuilding at Ground Zero (Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times")
Maverick architecture critic Philip Nobel takes us deep into the inner workings of Ground Zero, tracing the redevelopment of this battleground construction site from smoke-shrouded ruin to controversial master plan. Nobel gathers the huge cast of players at war with one another: real estate developers; grieving families; ambitious politicians; and most of all the architects, in the national spotlight as never before, charged with satisfying impossible demands and reconciling a sacred zone with daily life.
By turns tragic and comic, "Sixteen Acres" is a riveting story of high culture and low dealings, confronting the essential questions: Can buildings provide meaning? Are modern architects up to the job? What are the limits of architecture?
"Estimable . . . Nobel steps in where others] fear to tread--by making sense of the spectacle."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
""
"Vastly preferable . . . Nobel, in refreshing contrast to others on the subject], regards the circus-like chain of circumstances with skeptical detachment . . . and harrowing humor."
--"The New York Review of Books"

Price = 7.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
Pediatric Low Dosage Medical Radiography by Indiana State Board Of Health. Indiana. University. Dept. Of Radiology, Indiana State Board Of Health. Indiana. University. Dept. Of Radiology
Pediatric Low Dosage Medical Radiography by Indiana State Board Of Health. Indiana. University. Dept. Of Radiology
Indiana State Board Of Health. Indiana. University. Dept. Of Radiology
19.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Elected By the People;, Melikyants, G
Elected By the People;
Melikyants, G
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Why Investment Matters: The Political Economy of International Investment, Kavaljit Singh
Why Investment Matters: The Political Economy of International Investment
Kavaljit Singh
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Particles of Time: Greenwich Time Op-Ed Articles 1984-2004, Robben, John
Particles of Time: Greenwich Time Op-Ed Articles 1984-2004
Robben, John
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Indians and the Law: a survey prepared for The Honourable Arthur Laing, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Government of Canada, Ottawa by The Canadian Corrections Association, The Canadian Corrections Association
Indians and the Law: a survey prepared for The Honourable Arthur Laing, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Government of Canada, Ottawa by The Canadian Corrections Association
The Canadian Corrections Association
11.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

American Indian Law: A Bibliography of Books, Law Review Articles, and Indian Periodicals by Sabatini, Joseph D., and American Indian Law Center, Sabatini, Joseph D., and American Indian Law Center
American Indian Law: A Bibliography of Books, Law Review Articles, and Indian Periodicals by Sabatini, Joseph D., and American Indian Law Center
Sabatini, Joseph D., and American Indian Law Center
9.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Indian Tribal Courts in the United States: A Model for Canada? by Morse, Bradford Wilmot, Morse, Bradford Wilmot
Indian Tribal Courts in the United States: A Model for Canada? by Morse, Bradford Wilmot
Morse, Bradford Wilmot
10.97 USD
Add to Book Bag

The White Man's Law and the American Indian Family in the Assimilation Era (Legal History Program, Working Papers Series 2) by Lacey, Linda J. (Associate Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law), Lacey, Linda J. (Associate Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law)
The White Man's Law and the American Indian Family in the Assimilation Era (Legal History Program, Working Papers Series 2) by Lacey, Linda J. (Associate Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law)
Lacey, Linda J. (Associate Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law)
12.50 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Multinational Corporation: Its Manners, Methods and Myths (Benjamin F. Fairless Memorial Lectures series), Monroe E. Spaght
The Multinational Corporation: Its Manners, Methods and Myths (Benjamin F. Fairless Memorial Lectures series)
Monroe E. Spaght
3.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Listening To the Rhino: Violence and Healing in a Scientific Age, Janet O. Dallett
Listening To the Rhino: Violence and Healing in a Scientific Age
Janet O. Dallett
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Famine by O'Flaherty, Liam, O'Flaherty, Liam
Famine by O'Flaherty, Liam
O'Flaherty, Liam
228.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Legislative Participation in Implementations, Ethridge, Marcus E.
Legislative Participation in Implementations
Ethridge, Marcus E.
37.50 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to lastwordbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie