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  • Above the Pavement-The Farm!: Architecture & Agriculture At P.S.1.

    By Amale Andraos

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568989358
    • Publisher: Inventory Books
    • Published: June 2010
    Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les paves, la plage! (Beneath the pavement, the beach!), a new form of radical expression took shape at MoMA's P.S.1 courtyard in Queens, New York. Above the Pavement---the Farm! reveals the groundbreaking efforts of architecture firm WORKac and their team of more than 150 collaborators---farmers, politicians, horticulturists, technicians, soil scientists, engineers, architecture students, and artists---to create a working urban farm, hoisted 30 feet high, using industrial cardboard tubes filled with more than 50 varieties of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Called Public Farm 1 (P.F.1), this new breed of sustainable infrastructure, capable of generating its own power, recycling rainwater, cultivating crops, and encouraging leisure, demonstrated that even the most impossibly utopian visions of green city living are within our reach.Above the Pavement---the Farm! presents a delectable range of ideas and issues situated at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and food. Featuring a lively melange of voices depicting the making of P.F.1---with contributions by artist and agricultural activist Fritz Haeg, architectural historian Meredith TenHoor, architect Winy Maas, and head chef Michael Anthony of New York City's Gramercy Tavern---this book introduces a new era of ecological thinking and urban sustenance.Inventory Books is a platform for the synthesis of textual and visual research on transformations in urban spaces and culture.
  • The Arab City: Architecture and Representation

    By Amale Andraos

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781941332146
    • Publisher: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
    • Published: May 2016
    Moving beyond reductive notions of identity, myths of authenticity, fetishized traditionalism, or the constructed opposition of tradition and modernity, The Arab City: Architectural and Representation critically engages contemporary architectural and urban production in the Middle East. Taking the "Arab City" and "Islamic Architecture" as sites of investigation rather than given categories, this book reframes the region's buildings, cities, and landscapes and broadens its architectural and urban canons. Arab cities are multifaceted places and sites of layered historical imaginaries; defined by regional and territorial economies, they bridge scales of production and political engagement. The essays collected here investigate cultural representation, the evolution of historical cities, contemporary architectural practices, emerging urban conditions, and responsive urban imaginaries in the Arab World. With contributions from Ashraf Abdalla, Senan Abdelqader, Nadia Abu ElĀ­Haj, Su'ad Amiry, Amale Andraos, Mohammed al-Asad, George Arbid, Mohamed Elshahed, Yasser Elsheshtawy, Rania Ghosn, Saba Innab, Adrian Lahoud, Lila Abu Lughod, Ziad Jamaleddine, Ahmed Kanna, Bernard Khoury, Laura Kurgan, Ali Mangera, Reinhold Martin, Timothy Mitchell, Magda Mostafa, Nasser Rabbat, Hashim Sarkis, Felicity Scott, Hala Warde, Mark Wasiuta, Eyal Weizman, Mabel O. Wilson, and Gwendolyn Wright.

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