A Guide to the Dirty South Atlanta

A Guide to the Dirty South Atlanta

By: Jennifer Bonner (author), Benjamin Flowers (editor)Hardback

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Drawing on the format of the urban guidebook, A Guide to the Dirty South - Atlanta generates a new discourse about the architecture of the American South. By guiding readers on a tour of Atlanta, this project seeks to reclaim a regional identity for cities otherwise deemed to be a "backwoods" by the East and West Coasts. Borrowing from the hip hop industry and recognising the rivalry between the two coasts, A Guide to the Dirty South - Atlanta redirects our attention to a third coast. Steeped in geography, historical events, typology, storytelling, and popular culture, trajectories through the city that the guide takes are idiosyncratic but urge the discipline of architecture toward a long overdue reading of Dirty South regionalism. Part tour guide, part architectural manual, the publication also features oral histories in a set of interviews with prominent architects, theorists, chefs, community leaders, and hip hop artists, from Architectural Historian Mario Carpo to hip-hop group Goodie Mob.Authored by Jennifer Bonner, the TVSDesign Distinguised Studio Critic at Georgia Tech, A Guide to the Dirty South - Atlanta takes the reader on a tour of Rap City, Pop up Surface Lots, Architecture of Quarantine and a Geography of Smells. Wittily designed, and featuring beautiful illustrations throughout, A Guide to the Dirty South - Atlanta is perfect for those new to the architectural delights of Atlanta, and long-time fans alike."

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Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781908967770
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781908967770
  • ISBN10: 1908967773

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