Cities and Photography
Cities and Photographydiscusses the relationship between people and the city, visualized in photographs. It explores how photographs display attitudes, agency and vision in the way a city is documented and imagined. It provides a visually focused More...
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Cities and Photographydiscusses the relationship between people and the city, visualized in photographs. It explores how photographs display attitudes, agency and vision in the way a city is documented and imagined. It provides a visually focused examination of the city and urbanism for a range of different disciplines – across the social sciences and humanities, photography and fine art. This book offers different perspectives from which to view social, political and cultural ideas about the city. It provides introductions to the theories useful to photographers addressing issues relating to urbanism, and to key photographic themes that inform cultural issues central to a discussion of urbanism (e.g. the street, the everyday, social conditions). A series of case studies, featuring international and contemporary photographic projects, provides a means with which to examine a range of issues, for example: regeneration and displacement, power and the institution, visions of modernity and post-modernity, psycho-geographical space. Cities and Photographyinterprets the city as a space that we inhabit on different conceptual and physical levels, and gives emphasis to how people operate within, relate to, and activate the city via construction, habitation and disruption.
|List of boxes|
|Photographs and Acknowledgements|
|Cities and urbanism|
|Photography and/in/of the city|
|The documented city|
|Walking the city|
|Social and political practices|
|The metaphorical city|
|City and subject|
|Psycho-geographies and the city|