Zone 1/2: The Contemporary City
Editor: Sanford Kwinter Co-Editor Michel Feher MIT Press, 1987
This inaugural double issue of the serial publication ZONE examines the physical, political, and perceptual transformations redefining the contemporary city.
These transformations are explored through historical studies of transformations in the urban system, through theoretical essays which map out the evolution of related social and economic structures (such as the state, the family, and the factory), and through experimental artist projects and critical dossiers.
Some of the many contributors to this issue include: Christopher Alexander, John Baldessari, Gilles Deleuze, Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, William Labov, Michael Piore, and Paul Virilio
About the Editors
Michel Feher is a founding editor and publisher of Zone Books. He is the author of Powerless by Design: The Age of the International Community and the editor of Fragments for a History of The Human Body (with Ramona Naddaff and Nadia Tazi).
Sanford Kwinter is a New York-based writer. He teaches design in the School of Architecture at Rice University.