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Public space in its traditional interpretations is unable to follow the heartbeat of today’s rapidly changing city. Instead of adding force to an ongoing rhetorical discourse of loss, this publication acknowledges the existence of places beyond traditional definition. With a photographic essay on Berlin, it opens an unexpectedly contemporary view upon this agitated debate. Left with enormous amounts of infill and fallow land, Berlin is a city in which residual space and public space lose their definitions. As playgrounds for micro-political activities, permanent hiding-places or areas for temporary occupation, its residual spaces prove their necessity. Shy and unassuming, these very spaces of uncertainty show their value for public life in the contemporary city.

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Liberty is the new and expanded edition of Isaiah Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty, a modern classic of liberalism. These essays, of which the best known is ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, do not offer a systematic account of liberalism, but instead deploy a view of being, knowledge, and value which was calculated by Berlin to rule totalitarian thinking out of court. The new edition adds to the four, ‘From Hope and Fear set free’, which reinforces Berlin's argument and which he wanted to include in the original edition. Three further essays, and three autobiographical appendices have been included, so that all Berlin's principal statements on liberty are gathered together. The whole is introduced by Berlin's editor, Henry Hardy.


(From an essay on Berlin's bathhouses.) *

Essay on Berlin's Phantom Limbs in a collection of vignettes on cities, urbanization and urban culture  ed. by Matthew Gandy

Liberty is the new and expanded edition of Isaiah Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty, a modern classic of liberalism. These essays, of which the best known is ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, do not offer a systematic account of liberalism, but instead deploy a view of being, knowledge, and value which was calculated by Berlin to rule totalitarian thinking out of court. The new edition adds to the four, ‘From Hope and Fear set free’, which reinforces Berlin's argument and which he wanted to include in the original edition. Three further essays, and three autobiographical appendices have be ...