Alexandra Lange

The Dot-Com City: Silicon Valley Urbanism

Alexandra Lange is an architecture and design critic, historian and teacher based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Dwell, Metropolis, Print, New York Magazine and the New York Times, and she blogs weekly on Design Observer. Princeton Architectural Press published her most recent book, Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities, in 2012. She teaches architecture criticism at New York University and the School of Visual Arts.
37 printed pages
Original publication
2012

Impressions

    jessieberoshared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot

Quotes

    andrewjosephsloanehas quoted2 years ago
    all you see in your workday are your co-workers and all you see out your window is the green perimeter of your carefully tended property,” she writes, “the notion of a shared responsibility in the collective metropolitan realm is predictably distant.”
    jessieberohas quoted6 years ago
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.’
    Мария Журкинаhas quoted7 years ago
    Can Silicon Valley invent public space as it has reinvented public life online? If the cultish ideas about serendipity and chance encounters have any value, a new urbanism (with a small n, small u) betwixt the metropolis and the ‘burbs, can only lead to more billion-dollar ideas, more employed people, and a healthier environment. And if that doesn’t occur, maybe they have been worshipping a false, groupthink god all along.

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