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Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World

Second Edition

V. B. Price
Photographs by Kirk Gittings

This impassioned book, both a loving description and a critique, defines urban values in a milieu that is rarely recognized as a city. Updated more than ten years after its initial publication, it is more relevant than ever to Albuquerque's future. A new chapter describes Albuquerque's recent development, placing it in the context of urban growth in the West.


V. B. Price is an award-winning Albuquerque journalist, poet, novelist, and teacher.


"Combines poetic sensitivity with a journalist's eye. . . . His suggestions for reasoned, sensible growth are relevant for all cities."


Books of the Southwest

"Makes a case for thoughtful, controlled development, serving as a quiet manifesto urging caring, vigilant citizen involvement in the growth of the city. It is also a concise and accessible presentation of the diverse, delicately balanced forces--cultural, natural, architectural and political--that make Albuquerque unique among American cities."


Albuquerque Journal

"In focusing on Albuquerque, Price has done the city an estimable service. For visitors and residents alike he has sorted out the most exciting positive aspects of Albuquerque's historical and present-day identities. His book can be read with interest and profit by city lovers everywhere, but above all his messages deserve an appreciative, heedful response in this particular place."


Washington Post

" Albuquerque is a fascinating read--so fascinating it will probably be devoured in only one or two marathon reading sessions. When finished, the reader will have much better appreciation of the 'city at the end of the world.' "


ABQ arts, Albuquerque

"Illuminating, provocative. . . . a complex, intelligent study of urbanization through an intimate examination of Albuquerque. . . . an insightful, absorbing book."


El Palacio

"Price thinks and cares a lot about Albuquerque. Anyone who shares these qualities should treat him or herself to a copy of this book."


Prime Time, NM

"The author's love of this city comes through here, along with cogent description and analysis. This is the seminal work on New Mexico's largest city."


New Mexico Magazine

6 x 9 in. 216 pages 21 duotones