Vertical Urban Factory

Vertical Urban Factory

by Nina Rappaport

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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This revised edition focuses on the spaces of production in cities—both the modernist period and today—and the technologies that have contributed to shifts in factory architecture, manufacturing, and urban design.

Vertical Urban Factory tracks the evolution of the vertical urban factory from the first industrial revolution to the present and provides an analysis of the political, social, and economic factors that have shaped today’s global industrial landscape. Ultimately, it provokes new concepts for the futureof urban manufacturing, and the necessity of creating new paradigms for sustainable, self-sufficient urban industry.

Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, manufacturing process diagrams, and infographics by MGMT Design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948765145
Publisher: Actar
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, historian, and educator. For over sixteen years she has been publications director at Yale School of Architecture, for which she edits the bi-annual magazine Constructs, exhibition catalogs, and the books series.

She directs Vertical Urban Factory, which includes a traveling exhibition (New York, Detroit, Toronto, London, and Lausanne) and a think tank analyzing manufacturing, factory design, and ecological industrial urbanism. She curated the exhibitions Ezra Stoller: Photographer in Washington, D.C., The Swiss Section at the Van Alen Institute, in New York, and co-curated Saving Corporate Modernism, at Yale. She is co-editor of the book, Ezra Stoller: Photographer, author of the book, Support and Resist: Structural Engineers and Design Innovation, and co-author of the book, Long Island City: Connecting the Arts. She has taught industrial urbanism, urban design theory, and has co-taught architectures studios at Syracuse New York City, Parsons School of Design, Barnard College, City College, and Yale School of Architecture. She has written numerous essays on structural design, architecture, and global industrial landscapes for international journals and magazines.

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