A History of Future Cities: Now in Paperback and in Chinese and Russian Translations
is now out in paperback and can be ordered fromAmazon,Barnes & NobleandIndieBound (Independent stores). It is also available inChineseandRussiantranslations.
Daniel Brooks Events Appearances
Here is the list of confirmed book eventsfor the
tour. After touring America from coast-to-coast, hell be stopping in leading Asian cities.
The pleasure in Mr. Brooks unusual history is in his descriptions of the creation of these cities. The deeper message, though, is about the tensions such cities create. – Wall Street Journal
A Publishers Weekly Best New Book of the Week
In these deft portraits ofSt. Petersburg, Russia;Bombay, India;Shanghai, China; andDubai, UAE; journalist Brook (The Trap) artfully condenses and illustrates three centuries of revolutionary urban development and globalizing impulses. From Peter the Greats decree that brought St. Petersburg into being in 1703 to the recent creations of towering skyscrapers in the Persian Gulf, these instant cities modeled on the West have been built in the developing world in audacious attempts to wrench a lagging region into the modern world, with relative degrees of success and unforeseen consequences. Brook […]
A History of Future Cities: A New Yorker Book To Watch Out For
A History of Future Cities (W. W. Norton & Company), by Daniel Brook, out February 25th.
The New York native Daniel Brook undertakes an argument that spans countries and cultures, writing that the unlikely sister cities of St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai share the same ideological origin story: they are all located in the East but purposefully built to look as if they are in the West. Moving between the past and the […]
A History of Future Cities: An Amazon Best Book Of The Month
an Amazon best book of the month.Find out more here on Amazon here.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2013
When East meets West, the results can be surprising. Nowhere is this better displayed than in journalist Daniel Brooks A History of Future Cities, a book about Mumbai, Dubai, St. Petersburg, and Shanghaifour cities perched at the delta between Western and Eastern civilization. In these metropolises, imperialist and nationalist influences have layered, mixed, and aggregated […]
Uncommonly interesting and intelligent. The Washington Post
Brook presents an interesting thesis about the citys role in fomenting political change in the modern era. -The New Yorker
Enormously elucidating and relevant -Kirkus Reviews
The pleasure in Mr. Brooks unusual history is in his descriptions of the creation of these cities. The deeper message, though, is about the tensions such cities create -The Wall Street Journal