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.
About the Author
Charlie Koolhaas lives and works as an artist, photographer, and writer in Rotterdam. She has taught at various universities internationally, such as Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, Strelka Institute in Moscow, ETH Zurich, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
About the Publisher
Scheidegger & Spiess is one of Switzerland’s leading publishers for art, photography, and architecture. Working hand in hand with museums, photographers, artists, and architects of renown, they publish carefully planned, beautifully written, and lavishly designed books.