Cities: People, Society, Architecture: 10th International Architecture Exhibition - Venice Biennale

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This three-volume catalogue of the 10th International Architecture Exhibition presents an anthology of ideas centered around this year's theme: the meta-city. The changes in the physical and social structure of today's city have resulted in a new kind of civilian agglomeration that extends beyond the traditional form, concept, and boundaries of the city, causing profound transformations in the composition of its population and working habits. The International Exhibition, curated by Richard Burdett, will focus on the transformations of cities around the world, featuring New York, London, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, Mexico City, São Paulo Beirut, Istanbul, Johannesburg, and Lagos. Additionally, the biennale will propound a manifesto for rational development of cities in the 21st century. This book will be the definitive catalogue of what is perhaps the most important architecture exhibition in the world.

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Richard Burdett is an architect and urbanist based in London. He is a professor in architecture and urbanism at the London School of Economics (LSE) and architectural advisor to the mayor of London. Burdett has curated over forty exhibitions on contemporary architecture and cities.

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"an appropriately unconventional survey of buildings and ideas" -- 12/17/06 CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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