Item description for Fear & Space by Benjamin Barber, Moritz Kung & Jacob Voorthuis...
Be afraid . . . be very afraid! A natural disaster could strike at any time, right now someone is being kidnapped, and your morning cereal isn't as healthy as you think. Western society is being terrorized by fear. Every form of risk is ever-present, contagious, and needs to be accounted for or immediately eradicated. This safety and security obsession is leaving behind ever-more-visible traces, especially in public space--speed bumps, smoke-free zones, surveillance cameras. This second book in the Group Portraits series again gathers four groups of young and talented designers around a central theme and, in four chapters, explores the various aspects of fear and prevention while considering their impact on contemporary urban space. Text, photography, research, and design alternate in a thought-provoking sequence and enlighten the role that architecture plays, or could potentially play, in the culture of fear.
Essays by Benjamin Barber, Mark Pimlott, Moritz Kng and, Jacob Voorthuis.
Introduction by Bert De Muynck.
Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in./160 pgs / 50 color and 50 b&w.
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Studio: NAi Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2005
Publisher NAi Publishers
ISBN 9056624229 ISBN13 9789056624224
Availability 0 units.
More About Benjamin Barber, Moritz Kung & Jacob Voorthuis
Internationally renowned political theorist Benjamin R. Barber is the Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos in New York City, where he lives.