Cyber Cities by M. Christine Boyer, The Urban Image of Augustan Rome by M. Diane Favro, Urban World/Global City by David Clark
4: Popular Places, plus Books on Cities and Urbanism
For this issue we solicited explorations of popular places, places where lots of people, in groups or alone, want to be—amusement parks, museums, famous historic districts, beaches, fashionable stores, etc. We set this agenda to respond to the fact that the quotidian environment is central in our experiences, to diversify our subject matter, and to have some fun. We asked authors to ponder what makes such places popular and what designers might learn from them.
Mabel O. Wilson
Lucy R. Lippard
Richard M. Sommer