February 4, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780815363231 - CAT# K347213
Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design
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The Metaphysical City examines the metaphorical existence of the city as an entity to further understand its significance on urban planning and geography. It encourages an openminded approach when studying the cities to uncover broader connecting themes that may otherwise be missed.
Case studies of New York, Paris, Cairo, Mumbai, Tokyo and Los Angeles explore a metaphor specific to each city. This multidisciplinary analysis uses philosophical treatises, geographical analysis and comparative literature to uncover how each city corresponds to the metaphor. As such, it allows the reader to understand the city from six differing points of view.
This book would be beneficial to students and academics of urban planning, geography and comparative literature, in particular, those with an interest in a metaphysical examination of cities..
Introduction 1. The City as Creature: New York 2. The City as Human: Paris 3. The City as Jail Cell: Cairo 4. The City as Thing: Mumbai 5. The City as Home: Tokyo 6. The City as Spectacle: Los Angeles Conclusion