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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141991573
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $35.00

Trans-Europe Express




A searching, timely account of the condition of contemporary Europe, told through the landscapes of its cities.

Over the past twenty years European cities have become the envy of the world: a Kraftwerk Utopia of historic centres, supermodernist concert halls, imaginative public spaces and futuristic egalitarian housing estates which, interconnected by high-speed trains traversing open borders, have a combination of order and pleasure which is exceptionally unusual elsewhere.

In Trans-Europe Express, Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the European city across the entire continent, to see what exactly makes it so different to the Anglo-Saxon norm - the unplanned, car-centred, developer-oriented spaces common to the US, Ireland, UK and Australia. Attempting to define the European city, Hatherley finds a continent divided both within the EU and outside it.

  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141991573
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $35.00

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