Hardback Trans-Europe Express : tours of a lost continent / Owen Hatherley.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Allen Lane,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141988320 (hbk.) :
This is a searching, timely account of the condition of contemporary Europe, told through the landscapes of its cities. Over the past twenty years European cities have become the envy of the world: a Kraftwerk Utopia of historic centres, supermodernist concert halls, imaginative public spaces and futuristic egalitarian housing estates which, interconnected by high-speed trains traversing open borders, have a combination of order and pleasure which is exceptionally unusual elsewhere. In 'Trans-Europe Express', Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the European city across the entire continent, to see what exactly makes it so different to the Anglo-Saxon norm - the unplanned, car-centred, developer-oriented spaces common to the US, Ireland, UK, and Australia.
432 pages ; 19 cm