Urban Space and Cityscapes
Edited by Christoph Lindner
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Urban Space and Cityscapes by Christoph Lindner
Book DescriptionFrom the verticals of New York, Hong Kong and Singapore to the sprawls of London, Paris and Jakarta, this interdisciplinary volume of new writing examines constructions, representations, imaginations and theorizations of 'cityscapes' in modern and contemporary culture. With specially-commissioned essays from the fields of cultural theory, architecture, film, literature, visual art and urban geography, it offers fresh insight into the increasingly complex relationship between urban space, cultural production and everyday life. This volume draws on critical urban studies and moves beyond familiar cultural representations of the city by considering urban planning and architecture. Organized under three inter-related themes - image, text and form - essay topics range from the examination of cyberpunk skylines, pagan urbanism and the cinema of urban disaster, to the analysis of iconic city landmarks such as the twin towers, the London Eye and the Judisches Museum Berlin. Covering a diverse range of cities, including Berlin, Chicago, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Paris, and Venice, this fantastic resource for students, scholars and researchers alike, works expertly at the intersections of visual, material, and literary culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415366533
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christoph Lindner
Imagining New York City, Paperback (April 2015)
Using examples from architecture, film, literature, and the visual arts, Imagining New York City considers how and why certain city spaces - the skyline, the sidewalk, the slum, and the subway - have come to emblematize key aspects of the modern urban condition.
Inert Cities, Paperback (August 2014)
Chapters explore what happens when photography, film, mixed media works, architecture and design intervene in public spaces and urban communities to disrupt speed and growth, both intellectually and/or practically; and question the degree to which mobility is aspirational or imaginary, absolute or transient.
Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities, Hardback (July 2009)» View all books by Christoph Lindner
Examines the complex relationship between globalization, violence, and the visual culture of cities.
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Author Biography - Christoph Lindner
Christoph Lindner is Assistant Professor of Literature and Film at Northern Illinois University
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