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City Lust : A Personal Journey Through Globalized Economy - by Charlie Koolhaas (Hardcover)

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Charlie Koolhaas is an artist, photographer, and writer in Rotterdam. City Lust is the name of a fragrance that she found in a Dubai perfumery wholesale showroom, but it is also the starting point of an expedition that leads Koolhaas to a variety of places in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. In Lagos, Guangzhou, Dubai, London, and Huston, she explores the rapid changes that a globalized economy forces upon these so very different metropolises.
During extended stays in each place, Koolhaas took a vast number of photographs, many of them of striking intensity. Her aim is not only to show the increasing uniformity of cities around the world, but also to demonstrate the discrepancy between cultural standardization and local diversity in the age of globalization. City Lust is a brilliant combination of everyday photography, pure documentation, and captivating observation. Accompanying the photos is an equally fascinating and illuminating essay by Koolhaas that brings together her own insights into global trade and its protagonists.
Number of Pages: 256 p. ;
Genre: Social Science, Photography
Sub-Genre: Photoessays + Documentaries, Sociology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Book theme: Urban
Author: Charlie Koolhaas
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2019
TCIN: 53254834
UPC: 9783858818041
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-6359
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