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Walls Notebook: Unleash Your Inner Graffiti Artist
Walls Notebook: Unleash Your Inner Graffiti Artist

Marking your urban territory without fear of handcuffs, or how to partake in graffiti culture sans spray can.

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Urban Atrophy: Haunting Photos of Architectural Ghosts
Urban Atrophy: Haunting Photos of Architectural Ghosts

What Classic Coke has to do with abandoned dolls and the afterlife of buildings.

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The Perfect City: What Does “Community” Mean to You?
The Perfect City: What Does “Community” Mean to You?

What borrowing sugar has to do with robust public life.

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The Exposed City: A Brief History of Mapping the Urban Invisibles
The Exposed City: A Brief History of Mapping the Urban Invisibles

From Ptolemy to MIT, or what Edward Tufte has to do with Google Earth and the future of understanding cities.

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Built to Last: The Illustrated Secrets of Mankind’s Greatest Structures
Built to Last: The Illustrated Secrets of Mankind’s Greatest Structures

What gargoyles and mosques have to do with King Edward I and the secrets of Ancient Rome.

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Cement Eclipses: Tiny Street Art Sculptures by Isaac Cordal
Cement Eclipses: Tiny Street Art Sculptures by Isaac Cordal

What tiny people have to do with the sleepwalking hypnotism of urban routine.

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