The Hieroglyphics of Space: Understanding the City

The Hieroglyphics of Space: Understanding the City

by Neil Leach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415198917

ISBN-13: 9780415198912

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Spatial images', wrote the German cultural theorist, Siegfried Kracauer, 'are the dreams of society. Wherever the hieroglyphics of any spatial image are deciphered, there the basis of social reality presents itself.' But how exactly are these spatial images to be deciphered?
Hieroglyphics of Space addresses this question with a series of insightful

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Overview

'Spatial images', wrote the German cultural theorist, Siegfried Kracauer, 'are the dreams of society. Wherever the hieroglyphics of any spatial image are deciphered, there the basis of social reality presents itself.' But how exactly are these spatial images to be deciphered?
Hieroglyphics of Space addresses this question with a series of insightful essays on some of the great metropolitan centres of the world. From political interpretations to gendered analyses, from methods of mapping to filmic representations, and from studies in consumption to economic surveys, the volume offers a range of strategies for reading and experiencing the modern metropolis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415198912
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Legible Metropolis Part 2: The Political Metropolis Part 3: The Gendered Metropolis Part 4: The Representational Metropolis Part 5: The Filmic Metropolis Part 6: The Economic Metropolis

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