The Media City: Media, Architecture and Urban Space
  • The Media City: Media, Architecture and Urban Space
  • The Media City: Media, Architecture and Urban Space

The Media City: Media, Architecture and Urban Space

by Scott McQuire
     
 

Offering social commentary at the deepest levels of historical and critical reference, The Media City links Myspace to Howard Hughes; trams to cinema; security cameras to exploding buildings; reality TV to Marx; and Lenin on privacy to Kracauer on the mass ornament. Wide-ranging and richly illustrated, it intersects disciplines and connects phenomena which are too

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Offering social commentary at the deepest levels of historical and critical reference, The Media City links Myspace to Howard Hughes; trams to cinema; security cameras to exploding buildings; reality TV to Marx; and Lenin on privacy to Kracauer on the mass ornament. Wide-ranging and richly illustrated, it intersects disciplines and connects phenomena which are too often left isolated from each other to propose a new way of understanding public and private space and social life in contemporary cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412907934
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/19/2008
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Uncanny Home
PART ONE: THRESHOLDS OF THE MEDIA CITY
The Territory of Images
The City in Fragments
Liquid Cities
PART TWO: PUBLIC SPACE: STREETS, LIGHTS AND SCREENS
Electropolis
Performing Public Space
PART THREE: PRIVATE SPACE: FROM GLASS ARCHITECTURE TO BIG BROTHER
The Glass House
The Digital Home
Conclusion

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