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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 47 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book A Walk Through Paris: A Radical Exploration by Eric Hazan
    A Walk Through Paris: A Radical Exploration - by Eric Hazan

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786632593 | ISBN 10: 1786632594

    A walker’s guide to Paris - taking us through its past, present and possible futures.  Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed Invention of Paris, takes the reader on a walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, roughly following the meridian that divides Pari ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution by David Harvey
    Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution - by David Harvey

    £11.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788734929 | ISBN 10: 1788734920

    Rousing manifesto on the city and the commons from the acclaimed theorist.  Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper cu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movemen by Barcelona en Comu with Debbie Bookchin and Ada Colau
    Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movemen - by Barcelona en Comu with Debbie Bookchin and Ada Colau

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780265032 | ISBN 10: 1780265034

    In a world in which fear and insecurity are being twisted into hate, and inequalities, xenophobia and authoritarianism are on the rise, a renewed municipalist movement is standing up to defend human rights, radical democracy and the common good.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers: The Joy of Urban Living by Lucy Anna Scott
    Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers: The Joy of Urban Living - by Lucy Anna Scott

    £5.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782405689 | ISBN 10: 1782405682

    We've come to believe that living in a city is the very opposite of living a mindful life. But this couldn't be further from the truth. Enriching, inventive, ever-evolving, and social, cities are rich with ingredients for sparkling spiritual health. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes
    Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me - by Bill Hayes

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408890615 | ISBN 10: 1408890615

    A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.   Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead
    The Colossus of New York - by Colson Whitehead

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780708898765 | ISBN 10: 0708898769

    By the author of the international bestseller, The Underground Railroad.   In a dazzlingly original work of non-fiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another City is Possible with Participartory Budgeting: Alternatives to the City as Commodity by Yves Cabannes
    Another City is Possible with Participartory Budgeting: Alternatives to the City as Commodity - by Yves Cabannes

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781551646404 | ISBN 10: 1551646404

    Though participatory budgeting was only born in 1989, it has since been manifested over 2000 times in over 45 countries around the world - groundbreaking success for a process that is one of the rare authentic democratic innovations in the past 30 ye ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Their Place: The Imagined Geographies of Poverty by Stephen Crossley
    In Their Place: The Imagined Geographies of Poverty - by Stephen Crossley

    £18.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780745336794 | ISBN 10: 0745336795

    This book critiques how impoverished communities are represented by politicians, the media, academics and policy makers - and how our understanding of these neighbourhoods is, often misleadingly, shaped by these stories.  The alleged behaviou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Something City by Ellice Weaver
    Something City - by Ellice Weaver

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910395271 | ISBN 10: 1910395277

    Something City is an exploration of modern day living through representations of the lives of different groups of people in an imagined place. Segregated communities of young people, elders, fanatics, techies and the religious live side by side, inte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Estates: An Intimate History by Lynsey Hanley
    Estates: An Intimate History - by Lynsey Hanley

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783783823 | ISBN 10: 1783783826

    Lynsey Hanley was born and raised just outside of Birmingham on what was then the largest council estate in Europe, and she has lived for years on an estate in London's East End.  Writing with passion, humour and a sense of history, she recounts ... more

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  • Cover image of book Planet of Slums by Mike Davis
    Planet of Slums - by Mike Davis

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784786618 | ISBN 10: 1784786616

    The classic, brilliant, best-selling account of the rise of the world’s slums, where, according to the United Nations, one billion people now live.   According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cities of the North by Adrian Jones and Chris Matthews
    Cities of the North - by Adrian Jones and Chris Matthews

    £13.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910170342 | ISBN 10: 1910170348

    Cities of the North explores the changing townscape, special character, architecture and planning of the great Northern English cities. It is a companion to Towns in Britain, published by Five Leaves in 2014, and it builds on the popular Jones the Pl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeing Like a City by Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift
    Seeing Like a City - by Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift

    £15.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745664262 | ISBN 10: 0745664261

    Seeing like a city means recognizing that cities are living things made up of a tangle of networks, built up from the agency of countless actors. Cities must not be considered as expressions of larger paradigms or sites of human effort and organizati ... more

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  • Cover image of book Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space by Keller Easterling
    Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space - by Keller Easterling

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784783648 | ISBN 10: 1784783641

    Extrastatecraft controls everyday life in the city: it’s the key to power – and resistance – in the twenty-first century.   Infrastructure is not only the underground pipes and cables controlling our cities. It also determines the hidden ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreamstreets: A Journey Through Britain
    Dreamstreets: A Journey Through Britain's Village Utopias - by Jacqueline Yallop

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099584636 | ISBN 10: 0099584638

    Twenty years ago, Jacqueline Yallop was leading guided walks at Nenthead, one of a network of model villages which sprang up across Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A life-long fascination was born.   From Scotlands N ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings by Owen Hatherley
    Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings - by Owen Hatherley

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141975894 | ISBN 10: 014197589x

    "In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things: a brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer, whose books dissect the contemporary built environment to reveal the political fantasies and social realities it embodi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Country and the City by Raymond Williams
    The Country and the City - by Raymond Williams

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784870829 | ISBN 10: 178487082x

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY TRISTRAM HUNT   Our collective notion of the city and country is irresistibly powerful. The city as the seat of enlightenment, sophistication, power and greed is in profound contrast with an innocent, peaceful, backward ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience by Toby Hemenway
    The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience - by Toby Hemenway

    £27.50   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781603585262 | ISBN 10: 1603585265

    Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City prov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk
    Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture - by Justin McGuirk

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688687 | ISBN 10: 1781688680

    What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city?   In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales from Concrete Jungles: Urban Birding Around the World by David Lindo
    Tales from Concrete Jungles: Urban Birding Around the World - by David Lindo

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472918376 | ISBN 10: 1472918371

    Born and raised in London, David Lindo's passionate interest in the natural world, especially birds, began at an early age. His thriving curiosity opened a door for him into an unexplored world of urban birding. Years later he decided to champion the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Off the Map: Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places... by Alastair Bonnett
    Off the Map: Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places... - by Alastair Bonnett

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781313619 | ISBN 10: 178131361x

    In a world of Google Earth, in which it is easy to believe that every discovery has been made and every adventure already had, Off the Map is a stunning testament to how mysterious our planet still is.   From forgotten enclaves to floating is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chris Packham
    Chris Packham's Wild Side of Town: Getting to Know the Wildlife in Our Towns and Cities - by Chris Packham

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472916051 | ISBN 10: 1472916050

    This new edition is suitable for anybody with an interest in urban wildlife and conservation and is written by the renowned TV presenter Chris Packham.  It is an educational and striking guide to the full range of wildlife that can be found in a ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Save Our Town Centres: A Radical Agenda for the Future of High Streets by Julian Dobson
    How to Save Our Town Centres: A Radical Agenda for the Future of High Streets - by Julian Dobson

    £23.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447323938 | ISBN 10: 1447323939

    Has the age of the internet killed our high streets? Have our town and city centres become obsolete? How to Save Our Town Centres delves below the surface of empty buildings and shop local campaigns to focus on the real issues: how the relationship ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery
    Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design - by Charles Montgomery

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141047546 | ISBN 10: 0141047542

    Why are some cities a joy to live in, and others chronically miserable? As award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery reveals, the answers lie in the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness. Journeying to dozens of ci ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis by Leo Hollis
    Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis - by Leo Hollis

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408843482 | ISBN 10: 140884348x

    The 21st century will be the age of the city. Already over 50% of the world population live in urban centres and over the coming decades this percentage will increase. Blending anecdote, fact and first hand encounters - from exploring the slums of Mu ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Urban Question by Andy Merrifield
    The New Urban Question - by Andy Merrifield

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780745334837 | ISBN 10: 0745334830

    The New Urban Question is an exuberant and illuminating adventure through our current global urban condition, tracing the connections between radical urban theory and political activism.   From Haussmanns attempts to use urban planning to rid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Field Notes From a Hidden City: An Urban Nature Diary by Esther Woolfson
    Field Notes From a Hidden City: An Urban Nature Diary - by Esther Woolfson

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847082763 | ISBN 10: 1847082769

    Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year. She considers the geographic, atmospheric and environmental elements which bring diverse ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mindfulness and the Art of Urban Living: Discovering The Good Life in The City by Adam Ford
    Mindfulness and the Art of Urban Living: Discovering The Good Life in The City - by Adam Ford

    £8.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908005779 | ISBN 10: 1908005777

    Over half the worlds population already live in cities, and the proportion is rising all the time. Yet we continue to associate the apparently limitless urban jungle with an assault on our senses a rush made up of noise, light, pollution and peopl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Land Art In Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons by Marc Pouyet
    Land Art In Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons - by Marc Pouyet

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780711234772 | ISBN 10: 0711234779

    In town, it is sometimes hard to remember that the natural world is all around us. Here are over one hundred simple, playful, inspiring pieces of land art made with easily found natural materials, in a city setting.   For anyone who wants to s ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities by Michael Sorkin
    All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities - by Michael Sorkin

    £24.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844672202 | ISBN 10: 1844672204

    Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as unique in America brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.   All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults the national security city, with its archite ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Town by Mike Dilger
    Wild Town - by Mike Dilger

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408173909 | ISBN 10: 1408173905

    Wild Town takes you on an amazing journey through the secret world of wildlife in Britain's towns and cities.   With eye-catching photography, fascinating facts, and details on the locals as well as some unexpected visitors, this is the ultim ... more

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  • Cover image of book Edgelands: Journeys into England by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts
    Edgelands: Journeys into England - by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099539773 | ISBN 10: 0099539772

    Edgelands explores a wilderness that is much closer than you think: a debatable zone, neither the city nor the countryside, but a place in-between so familiar it is never seen for looking. Passed through, negotiated, unnamed, ignored, the edgelands ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First-Century City by Anna Minton
    Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First-Century City - by Anna Minton

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780241960905 | ISBN 10: 0241960908

    Britons are increasingly aware of living in a society plagued by fear and unhappiness. Even when actual levels of crime are reduced, the fear of crime is up. In Ground Control Anna Minton sets out on a journey around Britain to answer the questions, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future by Matt Hern
    Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future - by Matt Hern

    £14.00   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781849350105 | ISBN 10: 1849350108

    If we want to preserve what's still left of the natural world, we need to stop using so much of it. And cities are the best chance we have left for a sustainable future ... but only if they remain vibrant, dynamic spaces that are unfolded by millions ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Urban Hen: A Practical Guide to Keeping Poultry in a Town or City by Paul Peacock
    The Urban Hen: A Practical Guide to Keeping Poultry in a Town or City - by Paul Peacock

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781905862276 | ISBN 10: 190586227x

    Thousands of backyard poultry keepers are signing up all over the country, experiencing afresh the joys of their first hen, their first egg, their happy chuckle in the morning garden. Keeping poultry in the city brings with it not only joys but respo ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries by Richard Reynolds
    On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries - by Richard Reynolds

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747592976 | ISBN 10: 0747592977

    When Richard Reynolds began planting flowers secretly at night outside his tower block in South London, he had no idea that he was part of a growing global movement committed to combating the forces of neglect, land shortage and apathy towards public ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blubberland: The Dangers of Happiness by Elizabeth Farrelly
    Blubberland: The Dangers of Happiness - by Elizabeth Farrelly

    £16.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780262562362 | ISBN 10: 0262562367

    Welcome to Blubberland--a world of quadruple-garaged mansions, vast malls, gated communities, stretch limos, and posh resorts. Blubberland is a place, but it is also a state of mind: we expect to be happy (trophy house, SUV in the driveway, home ente ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-hopping and the Search for Hip Hop
    Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-hopping and the Search for Hip Hop's Moral Center - by William Upski Wimsatt

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781933368559 | ISBN 10: 1933368551

    A seminal foray into the world of hip-hop, rap, art, transience and the culture and politics that surround it.  A mix of storytelling, journalism, and original research on a broad range of topics like suburban sprawl, hip-hop culture, wiggers, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Basrayatha: The Story of a City by Muhammad Khudayyir
    Basrayatha: The Story of a City - by Muhammad Khudayyir

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844672332 | ISBN 10: 1844672336

    Basrayatha is a literary tribute by author Muhammad Khudayyir to the city of his birth, Basra, on the Shatt al-Arab waterway in southern Iraq. Just as a citys inhabitants differ from outsiders through their knowledge of its streets and stories, so ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work by Andrew Mawson
    The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work - by Andrew Mawson

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781843546610 | ISBN 10: 1843546612

    'Community comes from two Latin words; com and munos, translated literally as "together in gift". This is Andrew's starting point as it should be for any social entrepreneur. Buy this book, even if you think it's not relevant for you in your life.' ( ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators by Charles Landry
    The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators - by Charles Landry

    £33.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844075980 | ISBN 10: 1844075982

    The Creative City is a clarion call for imaginative action in developing and running urban life. It shows how to think, plan and act creatively in addressing urban issues, with remarkable examples of innovation and regeneration from around the world. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barcelona the Great Enchantress by Robert Hughes
    Barcelona the Great Enchantress - by Robert Hughes

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781426201318 | ISBN 10: 1426201311

    Robert Hughes has been going to Barcelona regularly since the 1960s, and in 1992 he published a book about the city that was quickly hailed as a classic.  Now, Hughes returns to his beloved city in Barcelona the Great Enchantress, a new and more ... more

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  • Cover image of book EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature by Richard Register
    EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature - by Richard Register

    £21.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780865715523 | ISBN 10: 0865715521

    Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention. EcoCities is about re-building cities and towns based ... more

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  • Cover image of book Istanbul: Memories of a City by Orhan Pamuk
    Istanbul: Memories of a City - by Orhan Pamuk

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780571218332 | ISBN 10: 0571218334

    Turkey's greatest living novelist guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways of Istanbul - the city of his birth and the home of his imagination."An extraordinary and transcendentally be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Visions of the City: Utopianism, Power & Politics in 20th Century Urbanism by D A Pinder
    Visions of the City: Utopianism, Power & Politics in 20th Century Urbanism - by D A Pinder

    £32.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780748614882 | ISBN 10: 0748614885

    Visions of the City is a dramatic account of utopian urbanism in the twentieth century. It explores radical demands for new spaces and ways of living, and considers their effects on planning, architecture and struggles to shape urban landscapes. Such ... more

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  • Cover image of book Belong: A TV Journalist by Jennifer Morton
    Belong: A TV Journalist - by Jennifer Morton

    £12.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781894663786 | ISBN 10: 1894663780

    Belong is a search for urban culture: knocking on doors, walking the streets and taking risks along the way. From the sophisticated corridors of artsy Stockholm to the dirt roads of Bamako to the people-littered streets of Mumbai, this is a collectio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    Down and Out in Paris and London - by George Orwell

    £8.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780141184388 | ISBN 10: 0141184388

    George Orwell's first published work, Down and Out in Paris and London, is a vivid, sensitive account of the time he lived as one of the poor in the late twenties.  In a bug-infested hotel, surviving only between the pawnbroker and a little teac ... more

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