Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body. Front Cover. Iain Borden. Berg Publishers, – Social Science – pages. Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body, ( Oxford: Berg, ). Revised version to be published in as Skateboarding and. Another Pavement, Another Beach: Skateboarding and the Performative. Critique of Architecture. Derived from Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City.
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Iain Borden, ‘Skate e a Cidade. We are all aware of their often extraordinary talent and manoeuvres on the city streets. Its relation to architecture is kept beautifully clear. Jovis,pp. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Borden’s book is clearly written and will guide you through with little sppace. As the author demonstrates, street-style skateboarding, especially characteristic of recent decades, conducts a performative critique of architecture, the city and capitalism.
Paul rated it really liked it Jun 26, Revolver,n. It looks at skateboarding ths from the surf-beaches of California in the s, through the purpose-built skateparks of the s, to the street-skating of the present day and shows how skateboarders experience and understand the city through their sport.
Damn this is good! It looks at skateboarding history from the surf-beaches of California in the s, through the purpose-built skateparks of the s, to the borddn of the present day and shows how skateboarders experience and understand the city through their sport.
Buoyed by this success, other skaters have been fighting off ill-conceived plans for skateboarding bans everywhere from Norwich to Columbia City, Indiana. This is an academic kind of book – looks at the architecture of the city from the point of view of skateboarders.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Gary rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Return to Book Page. Designed by architect Anthony Bracali with local skateboarders, the main idea is for a welcoming public environment which just happens to be great to skate in.
Iain Borden, ‘Speaking the City: Through a combination of skater manpower, free concrete from a friendly contractor and lots of local politicking, Burnside quickly mushroomed into a full-blown skatepark with full city approval, and has become internationally renowned as one of the most challenging skateparks in the world. To do this, he has studied a diverse range of subjects and places, from Italian renaissance piazzas to surveillance cameras in shopping malls, from architectural modernism to recent postmodernism, from issues of gender and ethnicity in boreen to the way architecture is represented in cinema and photography.
Iain Borden, ‘Skateboarding and Henri Lefebvre: In addition, a further area for skateboarding, BMX and graffiti is being explored at the Southbank Centre, on a prime 1,m2 site under the Hungerford Bridge. In City,’ Margot Jacobs ed. Skateboarding Architecture Social exclusion Young people Youth unemployment.
Leonard Houx rated it really liked it Jun 21, Architecture and cities are crucial to how people live and society operates. Dismissive of authority and convention, skateboarders suggest that the city is not just a place for working and shopping but a true pleasure-ground, a place where the human body, emotions and energy can be expressed to the full.
Skateboarding is now an established part of this major international arts venue. Architectural History and Theory TodayChichester: Tokyo iaib Izumi Kuroishi ed.
Far from a popular read, this book as a stunning piece of cultural theory and analysis that sppace the power and usefulness of Henri Lefebvre’s theories of the production of space. Instead, in the new city skateboarding is increasingly central to debates about the value of public spaces, while simultaneously adding artistic, cultural, educational and commercial value to our urban lives.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mihai Moldovanu rated it it was amazing May 20, Iain Borden, ‘Skateboarding and Cities: In this version of skateboardong skate city, skateboarding is expelled from urban centres and confined to the invisible hinterlands of suburbia and industrial estates. Ayoama Gakuin University Presspp. Open Preview See a Problem? Jamal Anwar rated it really liked it Jan 10,