Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body. Front Cover. Iain Borden. Berg Publishers, – Social Science – pages. Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body, ( Oxford: Berg, ). Revised version to be published in as Skateboarding and. Another Pavement, Another Beach: Skateboarding and the Performative. Critique of Architecture. Derived from Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City.
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No eBook available Amazon. As this all suggests, skateboarding is now reaching deep into mainstream culture and education. Dismissive of authority and convention, skateboarders suggest that the city is not just a place for working and shopping but a true pleasure-ground, a place where the human body, emotions and energy can be expressed to norden full. Published April 1st by Bloomsbury Academic first published April 1st Noreen O’Connor rated it it was amazing Jan 11, In this version of the skate city, skateboarding is expelled from urban centres and confined to the invisible hinterlands of suburbia and industrial estates.
This book skatebboarding the first detailed study of the urban phenomenon of skateboarding. Architecture and the BodyIain Borden.
Iain Borden, ‘Sprechende Architekur: As the author demonstrates, street-style skateboarding, especially characteristic of recent decades, conducts a performative critique of architecture, the city and capitalism. Iain Borden, ‘Body Architecture: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I highly recommend it. We are all iani of their often extraordinary talent and manoeuvres on the city streets.
Truxtal Von rated it really liked it Jan 28, Apart from the obvious benefits of young skaters doing something that is relatively healthy, affordable and accessible, skateboarding is increasingly being recognised as encouraging a whole series of qualities from creativity and entrepreneurship to resilience, confidence and independence.
Anyone interested in the history and sociology of sport, urban geography or skateboarsing will find this book riveting.
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Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Jay rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Iain Borden, ‘Shut up and Skate: Refresh and try again. This book is about you.
Since its origins in the late s, skateboarding has typically been perceived as thrusting a rebellious two fingers in the face of controlling authorities, parents and schools. His book Skateboarding, Space and the City is published by Bloomsbury.
References to this book Ethnography: Recent work explores how specific places and buildings in cities worldwide can be encountered through different kinds of social engagement, such as memory and risk-taking. Mihai Moldovanu rated it it was amazing May 20, To ask other readers questions about Skateboarding, Space and the Cityplease sign up. Skateboarders are fighting back.
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The huge skateboarding subculture that revolves around graphically-designed clothes and boards, music, slang and moves provides a rich resource for exploring issues of gender, race, class, sexuality and the family.
Whereas many cities around the world have continued to push skateboarding ane from squares, shopping streets and other public areas, they have also had to accept that skateboarding is here to stay. Architecture and the Body. Iain Borden, ‘Material Matters: In particular, he has completed an in-depth study of the urban practice of skateboarding, looking at how skateboarders adopt modern cities as their own pleasure-ground, creating a culture with its own architecture, clothes, attitudes and social benefits.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Architecture and cities are crucial to how people live and society operates. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The first and still the most comprehensive study to date of a subject which is often dismissed as child’s play, but which in fact has made a significant and unique contribution to urban culture over the past 40 years. Architecture and the Body by Iain Borden.
Skateboarders are an increasingly common feature of the urban environment – recent estimates total 40 million world-wide. It looks at skateboarding history from the surf-beaches of California in the s, through the purpose-built skateparks of the s, to the street-skating of the present day and shows how skateboarders experience and understand the city through their sport.
It looks at skateboarding history from the surf-beaches of California in the s, through the purpose-built skateparks of the s, to the street-skating of the present day and shows how skateboarders experience and understand the city through their sport. Skateboarding is now an established part of this major international arts venue.
Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body by Iain Borden
Revista de Contracultura Urbanan. Skateboarding here is part of an answer to complex social conditions in the city. Still other ventures iakn even more ambitious social agendas.