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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

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An exploration of Los Angeles, told with passion, wit and a sharp eye for the absurd, the unjust and the dangerous. The author tells a lurid tale of ... Show synopsis

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  • City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (Verso) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by Mike Davis, Robert Morrow (Photographer)

    City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

    Trade paperback, Verso
    2006
    English
    462 pages

    ISBN: 1844675688
    ISBN-13: 9781844675685

    No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where "you can rot without feeling it." To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide-ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities in the desert, where the rich have hired their own police to fend off street gangs, as well as armed Beirut ... Show more

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