'Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City' by William J. Mitchell

'Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City' by William J. Mitchell

I love the comparisons and metaphors of Spiderman, Guernica-Baghdad, Manolo Blahnik and tarceur/parkourers... Reads well... Synopsis: Reflections on architecture and the exchange of information in the spaces and places of the city, from the necessity of skyscrapers in an age of Web sites to cities as talent magnets, from architectural bling to the neo-minimalism of the new MoMA.