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9781648960802

Two Hundred and Fifty Things an Architect Should Know

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    9781648960802

  • ISBN10:

    1648960804

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-10-19
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
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From iconic architect and critic Michael Sorkin comes a joyful celebration of architecture and city-making, told through his famous list, in one beautiful, illustrated book.

Equal parts poetic, practical, playful, and wise, Two Hundred and Fifty Things an Architect Should Know presents a compelling and perceptive list of essential knowledge that Michael Sorkin composed during his renowned career as an architect, urbanist, critic, and force for justice and equity in design. In this first posthumous collection of Sorkin's work, entries are paired with 100 poignant and elegant color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and archival images. The handsome, foil-stamped cover and timeless design makes this the perfect gift for architects, students of architecture, and design-savvy urbanists.

Author Biography

Michael Sorkin was an architect and urbanist whose practice spans design, planning, criticism, and teaching. An outspoken critic of misguided architecture, urban inequality, oppressive ideologies, and other impediments to truly egalitarian and sustainable societies, Sorkin was principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, president of the nonprofit Terreform, and director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at City College of New York (CCNY). Sorkin was architecture critic for The Village Voice,/i> and he has authored numerous articles and books on the subjects of contemporary architecture, design, cities, and the role of democracy in architecture.

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