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    The Western Town | A Theory of Aggregation

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 4, '13 11:13 AM EST

    The culmination of a long research process "The Western Town: A Theory of Aggregation" looks at, none other than, the western towns of the United States.

    Edited by a former UIC Faculty, currently of the ETH Future Cities Labratory in Singapore, Alex Lehnerer, the book includes a forward by our current director Robert E. Somol, and text from former UIC students Jared Macken and Jayne Kelley (Kelley is also currently Faculty at UIC).    

    Along with looking at 25 real Western cities, the book also looks at some of the towns built for western movies; to include A Fistful of Dollars (1964), High Plains Drifter (1973),  Rio Bravo (1959) and many more. 


    Edited Alex Lehnerer, ETH Zurich,

    foreword by Robert E. Somol

    texts by Jayne Kelley, Alex Lehnerer, Jared Macken, Lorenzo Stieger

    2013. about 144 pages, 100 ills
    24.00 x 32.00 cm
    ISBN 978-3-7757-3659-6


    • This book's not big enough for the both of us....

      you read it first and let me know what you think.

      Sep 4, 13 12:18 pm  · 

      My German is a little rusty, so I can't read the linked blurbs.  (Meaning: my languages skills, not the old German guy living in my attic.  He's just fine.)

      But this looks interesting.  I'll add it to my list. 

      Sep 4, 13 2:59 pm  · 

      I don't think that it is available in the US yet.  ( I got these photos from an inside source).  Google Translate seems to work alright to read the write up on the site.

      I'll try and let everyone know when it is more widely available.

      Sep 4, 13 3:06 pm  · 

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