All Over the Map


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The celebrated radical architect returns with an anthology on the politics and culture of architecture

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Michael Sorkin is an award-winning architect and Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. In 2010, he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters award in architecture. For ten years, Sorkin was architecture critic for the The Village Voice, and he has written for Architectural Record, The New York Times, The Architectural Review, Mother Jones, Vanity Fair, the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Review, and the Nation. His books include Exquisite Corpses, After the World Trade Center, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan and All Over the Map.


Easily one of the best architecture critics around ... Sorkin is a flaneur with a sense of public purpose.

America's most invigorating writer on architecture.

Sorkin is one of the most intelligent writers on architecture today.
*Library Journal*

Sorkin is a formidable opponent of the banal, the ugly, the stupid and the vapidly posturing which, he argues, are all around us.
*Publishers Weekly*

[A]n intense mediation on the role of democracy in architecture, the role of the critic in that democracy and the dilemmas facing an architect who wants to make a difference (by working with that democracy) but needs to make a living (by pleasing an economic and political elite) ... One of the most impressive collections of contemporary criticism you could read.
*Art Review*

All Over the Map is a pleasure to read
*Times Literary Supplement*

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