The Dot-Com City: Silicon Valley Urbanism, Alexandra Lange
Alexandra Lange

The Dot-Com City: Silicon Valley Urbanism

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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.
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