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The Resource City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles, Mike Davis ; photographs by Robert Morrow

City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles, Mike Davis ; photographs by Robert Morrow

Label
City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles
Title
City of quartz
Title remainder
excavating the future in Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Mike Davis ; photographs by Robert Morrow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This new edition of Mike Davis's visionary work gives an update on Los Angeles as the city hits the 21st century. No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where "you can rot without feeling it." To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide- ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities in the desert, where the rich have hired their own police to fend off street gangs, as well as armed Beirut militias. In City of Quartz, Davis reconstructs LA's shadow history and dissects its ethereal economy. He tells us who has the power and how they hold on to it. He gives us a city of Dickensian extremes, Pynchonesque conspiracies, and a desperation straight out of Nathaniel West - a city in which we may glimpse our own future mirrored with terrifying clarity."--Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Mike
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN80.L7
LC item number
D38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Real estate development
  • Inner cities
  • Crime
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles, Mike Davis ; photographs by Robert Morrow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. The view from futures past -- 1. Sunshine or noir? -- 2. Power lines -- 3. Homegrown revolution -- 4. Fortress L.A. -- 5. The hammer and the rock -- 6. New confessions -- 7. Junkyard of dreams
Control code
1199108692410302021
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xviii, 462 p.
Isbn
9781844675685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles, Mike Davis ; photographs by Robert Morrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. The view from futures past -- 1. Sunshine or noir? -- 2. Power lines -- 3. Homegrown revolution -- 4. Fortress L.A. -- 5. The hammer and the rock -- 6. New confessions -- 7. Junkyard of dreams
Control code
1199108692410302021
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xviii, 462 p.
Isbn
9781844675685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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