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Hieroglyphics of Space Reading and Experiencing the Modern Metropolis

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ISBN-10: 0415198925

ISBN-13: 9780415198929

Edition: 2002

Authors: Neil Leach

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This is an edited volume containing contributions from eminent theorists across visual culture, architecture, sociology, art, philosophy and US studies - including Andrew Benjamin, Barry Curtis, Neil Leach, Steven Pile and D. Frisby.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.21" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Legible Metropolis
The Metropolis as Text: Otto Wagner and Vienna's 'Second Renaissance'
Cognitive Mapping: New York V. Philadelphia
Benjamin's London and Baudrillard's Venice
The Political Metropolis
Resurrecting an Imperial Past: Strategies of Self Representation and 'Masquerade' in Fascist Rome
Airbushed Moscow: The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Erasing the Traces: The 'Denazification' of Berlin and Bucharest
Reflections on Erasing the Traces: The Denazification' of Post-Apartheid Johannesburg and Pretoria
The Gendered Metropolis
The Pursuit of Pleasure: London Rambling
Reconstructing Ruin: Change in Paris and the Gay as Trace
The Representational Metropolis
'Waiting, Waiting': The Hotel Lobby
Venice - Masking the Real
Benjamin's Moscow, Baudrillard's America
Addressing the Post - Urban: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York
The Filmic Metropolis
The Problem of London, or, How to Explore the Moods of the City
Architecture's Playtime, The Pleasures of City Modernism in the Films of Jacques Tati
Blade Runner
The Economic Metropolis
French Bidonvilles in 1960's Paris: Urban and Individual Initiatives
Pl(a)ys of Marginality
Capsular Civilisation: The City in the Age of Transcendental Capitalism
Media - Polis/Media - City