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City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles

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
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
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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