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Radical cities

Justin McGuirk

Radical cities

across Latin America in search of a new architecture

by Justin McGuirk

  • 342 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture and society,
  • Cities and towns,
  • Growth,
  • City dwellers,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesCiudades radicales : Cidades radicais, Cidades radicais
    StatementJustin McGuirk
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA2543.S6 M39 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination296 pages
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27169028M
    ISBN 101781682801
    ISBN 109781781682807
    LC Control Number2013051123
    OCLC/WorldCa858660202

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