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Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World

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This impassioned book, both a loving description and a critique, defines urban values in a milieu that is rarely recognized as a city. Updated more than ten years after its initial publication, it is more relevant than ever to Albuquerque's future. A new chapter describes Albuquerque's recent development, placing it in the context of urban growth in the West.

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Viewing his adoptive city as one of "ongoing lost promise," Price (a columnist for the Albuquerque Tribune) argues that the major problem with Albuquerque, New Mexico is that it has failed to build on its own eccentric identity in building its urbanity. He views the foundations of a natural identity to exist in the multicultural flavor of the inhabitants and the ecological reality of the city's setting neither of which have been attended to by newcomers and boosters that have a "conquistador" mentality. First published in 1992, the work has been updated with a final chapter looking at the city's development over the past decade. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Updated more than ten years after its initial publication, this impassioned book is more relevant than ever to Albuquerque's future. "Illuminating, provocative. . . . a complex, intelligent study of urbanization through an intimate examination of Albuquerque. . . . an insightful, absorbing book."--El Palacio

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-189) and index.

About the Author

V. B. Price is the recipient of the Arts Alliance Bravo Award for Excellence in Literary Arts, the Erna Fergusson Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Alumni Association of the University of New Mexico, and the ACLU-NM First Amendment Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826330970
Author:
Gittings, Kirk
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Photographer:
Gittings, Kirk
Author:
Gittings, Kirk
Location:
Albuquerque
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Albuquerque
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Albuquerque (N.M.)
Subject:
Architecture -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque.
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
107-273
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
231
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Reference
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » New Mexico
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States

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Product details 231 pages University of New Mexico Press - English 9780826330970 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Updated more than ten years after its initial publication, this impassioned book is more relevant than ever to Albuquerque's future. "Illuminating, provocative. . . . a complex, intelligent study of urbanization through an intimate examination of Albuquerque. . . . an insightful, absorbing book."--El Palacio
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-189) and index.
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