City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles (Book, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
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City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles

Author: Mike Davis
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
Summary:
No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where "you can rot without feeling it." To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide- ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Mike, 1946-
City of quartz.
New York : Vintage Books, 1992
(OCoLC)1246689982
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Davis
ISBN: 0679738061 9780679738060 0099998203 9780099998204
OCLC Number: 24216087
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in hardcover by Verso ... London, in 1990"--Title page verso.
Description: 462 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Sunshine or Noir? --
2. Power Lines --
3. Homegrown Revolution --
4. Fortress L.A. --
5. The Hammer and the Rock --
6. New Confessions --
7. Junkyard of Dreams.
Responsibility: Mike Davis ; photographs by Robert Morrow.
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Winner of the American Social Politics Award and shortlisted for the National Book Award. The book tells a tale of greed, manipulation, power and prejudice that has made Los Angeles what has been  Read more...

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