Urban Sociology
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Random Family
Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Paperback      ISBN: 0743254430
Coming of age in the midst of the Bronx drug trade, nineteen-year-old Jessica, fourteen-year-old Coco, and their lovers experience budding sexuality, teen parenthood, and gang identity, in a social examination of the challenges of family life in the face of violence. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street
St. Marks Is Dead
The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street
Paperback      ISBN: 0393353303
Drawing on hundreds of interviews and providing dozens of rare images, a colorful narrative history of St. Marks Place in New York City, which has spawned countless artistic and political movements, profiles iconic characters and events in this place that outsiders have always called home. Illustrations.
The Tattoorialist: Tattoo Street Style
The Tattoorialist
Tattoo Street Style
Paperback      ISBN: 1784720925
Once the mark of an underground subculture, tattoos have well and truly stepped out of the shadows and into the streets. Join photographerNicolas Brulez as he searches Paris, Berlin and beyond for the most innovative and stylish tattoos in the world. Showcasing over 300 photographs of diverse people and their unique designs, from nautical themes to video game style and everything in between, this is an inspirational anthology of modern tattoo culture.
A History of Future Cities
A History of Future Cities
Paperback      ISBN: 0393348865
A pioneering exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting the regions of St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai and Dubai while offering insight into their conflicted embrace of modernity and the roles of architects, revolutionaries and other contributors in their transformations. By the author of The Trap. 13,000 first printing.
Urban Cycling: From the Bmx to the Fixie
Urban Cycling
From the Bmx to the Fixie
Paperback      ISBN: 1784722278
City cycling is on the up all over the world, and this stylish book is the perfect celebration of its growing popularity. With beautiful photography and street-style profiles of cyclists of all walks of life,Urban Cycling is a fascinating study of the cyclists that roam our city streets - from BMX gangs to cycle couriers and everything in between. Featuring analysis of the various styles of urban bikes, from the single speed to the lowrider, and the cultures surrounding them, along with detailed information on how to restore your own vintage urban bike, this book is an essential guide to the kit, culture and style of city cycling. From the fixie to the commuter, the trail bike to the vintage bike, explore the varieties of urban bikes taking over the city streets.
Paperback      ISBN: 0679781803
It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder rate is fueled by the cocaine trade, racial discontent, and an undeclared war on the island ninety miles to the south. As Didion follows Miami's drift into a Third World capital, she also locates its position in the secret history of the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs to the Reagan doctrine and from the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate break-in. Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1400067553
A first book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother of a prospective female college student and a young scrap metal thief, in an account that illuminates how their efforts to build better lives are challenged by regional religious, caste and economic tensions. 35,000 first printing.
The City in Mind: Meditations on the Urban Condition
The City in Mind
Meditations on the Urban Condition
Paperback      ISBN: 0743227239
In the highly acclaimed The Geography of Nowhere, James Howard Kunstler declared suburbia "a tragic landscape" and fueled a fierce debate over how we will live in twenty-first-century America. Here, Kunstler turns his discerning eye to urban life in America and beyond in dazzling excursions to classical Rome, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, Louis-Napoleon's Paris, the "gigantic hairball" that is contemporary Atlanta, the ludicrous spectacle of Las Vegas, and more. Seeking to discover what is constant and enduring in cities at their greatest, Kunstler explores how America got lost in suburban wilderness and locates pathways that might lead to civic revival. His authoritative tour is both a concise history of cities and a stunning critique of how they can aid or hinder social and civil progress. By turns dramatic and comic, The City in Mind is an exceptional glimpse into the urban condition.
The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
The Corner
A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0767900316
Chronicles the experiences of a broken family over the course of a year to illustrate life in Baltimore's drug-racked inner-city
The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
The Corner
A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0767900308
The author of the best-selling Homicide, which inspired the television program, and a former police detective chronicle the experiences of a broken family to illustrate life in Baltimore's drug-racked inner-city. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.