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The production of space

Author: Henri Lefebvre; Donald Nicholson-Smith; David Harvey
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishing, 1991.
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"Henri Lefebvre has considerable claims to be the greatest living philosopher. His work spans some sixty years and includes original work on a diverse range of subjects, from dialectical materialism to architecture, urbanism and the experience of everyday life. The Production of Space is his major philosophical work and its translation has been long awaited by scholars in many different fields. The book is a search  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lefebvre, Henri, 1901-1991.
Production of space.
Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Lefebvre; Donald Nicholson-Smith; David Harvey
ISBN: 0631140484 9780631140481 0631181776 9780631181774
OCLC Number: 22624721
Language Note: Translation of: La production de l'espace.
Notes: Translation of: La production de l'espace.
Description: 454 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Plan of the present work --
Social space --
Spatial architectonics --
From absolute space to abstract space --
Contradictory space --
From the contradictions of space to differential space --
Openings and conclusions --
Afterword / David Harvey.
Other Titles: Production de l'espace.
Responsibility: Henri Lefebvre ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith.


An exploration of the chasm between, and a reconciliation of, mental space (the space of the philosophers and epistemologists) and real space (the physical and social spheres in which we all live).  Read more...


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"The Production of Space reveals Lefebvre at the height of his powers: imaginative, incisive and immensely suggestive." Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia

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