City Lust

London Guangzhou Lagos Dubai Houston

Charlie Koolhaas

City Lust

Charlie Koolhaas

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

412 pages | 354 color plates | 8 x 11 3/4 | © 2017
Cloth $59.00 ISBN: 9783858818041 Published April 2020 Not for sale in the UK, Europe, China, and Hong Kong
City Lust is a timely dialogue between words and images about a crucial moment in our recent history: the apotheosis of globalization and its current unraveling.
In this book, Charlie Koolhaas—an artist, photographer, and writer—takes us to London, Guangzhou, Lagos, Dubai, and Houston, cities in which she has either lived or worked. Her personal and humorous account explores the rapid changes taking place in these culturally vastly different metropolises that are being united by the influences of global trade and the evolution of a shared global culture.

A captivating combination of photographic documentary and written testimony, City Lust portrays a global landscape that contradicts the current pessimism—to reveal unexpected creativities, connections, and collective references that emerge despite huge global and economic divides.
Review Quotes
Gerhard Clausing | PhotoBook Journal
"Koolhaas has a refreshingly honest and democratic eye that assesses both rich and poor, with a particular concern for the role of minorities in each country. The photographs and the accompanying verbal vignettes are a pleasure to view and read, especially because of the large size of the pages and the design that makes full-bleed printing of the images extraordinarily graphic."
A Daily Dose of Architecture Books
"A captivating combination of photographic documentary and written testimony, City Lust portrays a global landscape that contradicts the current pessimism—to reveal unexpected creativities, connections, and collective references that emerge despite huge global and economic divides."
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