Airspaces

By: David Pascoe

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As mass air transport shrinks the world and requires airport complexes large enough to be regarded as self-contained cities, this book argues that airspace - that transitional area stretching from terminal to terminal, across time zones or between the check-in desk and the baggage carousel - must be regarded as a discrete destination on any map of our age. At the hub of this exclusive enclave, which rises from the runway to an altitude of several thousand feet and which calmly accommodates the dangers of take-off and landing procedures, lies the airport - the concrete manifestation of airspace. The airport is a locale of anxiety and chance where, in order to expedite air traffic, authority is absolute, time is relative and liberties are always taken. David Pascoe's wide-ranging book blends personal observation with detailed discussions of social history, air accidents, landscape, architecture, politics, aesthetics, literature and film to provide a striking account of the airport as a unique space and singular form of modernity, a place fundamental to any accurate sense of what we are now, and where we are going. 303 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Architecture; Sociology. ISBN: 1861890907. ISBN/EAN: 9781861890900. Inventory No: 247851. Paperback

Title: Airspaces

Author Name: David Pascoe

Categories: Sociology, Architecture,

Publisher: London, Reaktion Books: 2001

ISBN Number: 1861890907

ISBN Number 13: 9781861890900

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine Condition

Seller ID: 247851

Keywords: BZDB43 Sociology Architecture; Architecture; Sociology. Airspaces David Pascoe Paperback,