Kirkus Review of The Metropolis Organism


“Visually, Vitale’s CD-ROM e-book is a triumph chock-full of stunning images, on scales both intimate and grand: pretty suburban streetscapes; the awesome high-rise fortress of Kowloon, China’s Walled City; and the wispy Norwegian town of Baerum Akershus, “lacy and fragile, cling[ing] to the earth like a delicate slime net.” Raptly evocative prose crackling with ideas makes a stimulating accompaniment to the visual content… his conceit is a fruitful, fascinating one that yields rich insights into the urban ecology.  

A superb pictorial and video meditation on the life of cities.” —Kirkus Reviews