The Endless City

Because certain high level staffers at the Library live within walking distance of the city centre, the Mercantile is officially and vitally interested in all matters urban. The most recent manifestation of that interest is the purchase of The Endless City: The Urban Age Project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society. This great whacking volume of urbanist porn, replete with thousands of coloured pictures of cities around our gently warming globe and stuffed with not-too-difficult-for-English-and-design-majors to comprehend has arrived at the circulation desk and may be borrowed by urban and suburban members, who should be awfully grateful as the bloody thing cost as much as six other books. There is no mention of Cincinnati in the index, but readers will find Constantinte Doxiadis, designer of Park Town in the West End, and Don DeLillo who lectured the membership not awfully long ago.

-Nemo Wolfe

Published in: on April 15, 2008 at 10:02 am  Leave a Comment  

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