Cities of Signs Learning the Logic of Urban Spaces

ISBN-10: 1433111209
ISBN-13: 9781433111204
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Andrew T. Hickey
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Description: Signs exist as fundamental markers of the urban landscape. Whether in the form of street signs offering directions, the airbrushed promises of advertising media or the vandalized détournements of street art, signs pervade urban spaces and provide a  More...

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List price: $141.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 143
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Signs exist as fundamental markers of the urban landscape. Whether in the form of street signs offering directions, the airbrushed promises of advertising media or the vandalized détournements of street art, signs pervade urban spaces and provide a tangible 'text' upon which the logics of both cities and ourselves are written.Cities of Signscharts the way that signs exist as key elements of contemporary urban space, and explores what it means to live within these spaces, amongst cities of signs. This refreshing take on the way that urban space is lived and experienced is a timely contribution to the literature in urban studies, sociology and education alike. In decoding the cultural production at play in urban environments,Cities of Signspresents a dynamic approach to understanding how culture is produced and consumed within the cityscape.

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