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Max Allen - Author

About the Author

Max Allen has been writing about wine for almost twenty years. He is a columnist and editor for various wine publications and magazines around the world and has written a number of bestselling books on wine.

Max is the wine columnist for The Weekend Australian Magazine and G (Australia’s first ‘green lifestyle’ magazine), wine editor for Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine, and a regular contributor to consumer and trade magazines such as Wine and Spirit International, Decanter, Harpers and BBC’S Olive (all in the UK), Gourmet Traveller’s Wine Magazine (Australia) and Wine and Spirits in the USA.  

In London in 1999, Red and White: Wine Made Simple, Max’s first book (published 1997), won the Andre Simon Memorial Award, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for wine-writing. Then in 2003 he was awarded the Wine Communicator of the Year Trophy by the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.

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Ideas that Matter The Worlds of Jane Jacobs

Ideas that Matter The Worlds of Jane Jacobs

Author: Max Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) is history's most celebrated urban critic. In addition to her classic, Death and Life of Great American Cities , Jacobs authored another half dozen influential books on urban planning, economics, and design. She was also a tireless advocate of vibrant city neighbourhoods. Ideas That Matter: The Worlds of Jane Jacobs offers students, enthusiasts, and critics unprecedented insights into the work of this seminal thinker. Originally published in 1997, and continually sought after ever since, this 2011 edition includes a new introduction by distinguished urban scholar Mary Rowe. The book is a unique combination of Jacobs' own writing (including previously unpublished speeches, letters, and articles), biography, and analysis by other scholars. Arranged by topic, it sheds light both on the development of Jacobs' theories and on her life. A chapter on Death and Life of American Cities reveals a debate between the author and her publisher about changing the book's title. A section on Europe includes letters home from Frankfurt, Paris, London, Venice, and other cities that shaped her sensibilities. And a chapter titled Ideas offers analysis from ten contributors who examine Jacobs' thoughts on issues from population growth to urban infill, self-employment to the wealth of nations. What results is a captivating scrapbook, offering a distinctive understanding of Jacobs' most important ideas.

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