Visualising the City / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $44.24
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 14%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $44.24   
  • New (3) from $44.24   
  • Used (5) from $53.30   

Overview

This anthology presents a range of interdisciplinary explorations into the urban environment, through film, photography, digital imagery, maps and signage. Contributors examine our fascination with the city through the history of art and architecture, urban studies, environmental studies, cultural geography and screen studies.

Bringing together a wide spectrum of urban contexts, Visualizing the City’s diverse essays explore visual representations of urbanism and modernity reflected through the prism of global cultures using an engaging variety of methods and texts.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Astonishing in its quality." -- Focus on German Studies
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415419710
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/23/2008
  • Series: Architext Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,416,733
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Marcus is a Reader in Film and Visual Culture and Head of the Film Programme at the University of Aberdeen. He is a cultural historian and filmmaker and as former Director of the Centre for Screen Studies at the University of Manchester he chaired the international conference Visualising the City in 2005.

Dietrich Neumann is Professor for the History of Modern Architecture and Urban Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Vincent Scully Visiting Professor for the History of Architecture at Yale University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. The Art of Viewing: Film, City Views, and the Geography of Modernity Giuliana Bruno 2. The City Being Played With François Penz 3. Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will as City Film Alan Marcus 4. Imagining Beirut: An Exploration of Lebanese War Cinema Lina Khatib 5. Early Brazilian Cinema and the Reproduction of Rio de Janeiro Maite Conde 6. The City as Labyrinth: Urban Visuality and the Rhetorics of Walking in Postmodern Literary and Cinematic Fiction Stefan L. Brandt 7. Visualising late-20th and early-21st Century London Robert Tavernor 8. Imagining Venice: From Italy to Las Vegas Laura Bieger 9. Rain in the City Jill Stoner 10. Urban Borders on the West Pacific Rim Stephanie Hemelryk Donald 11. The VJ of the Everyday: Physically Remixing the Urban Visual Scott Burnham 12. Employee Entrances and Emergency Exits: Exposing the Invisible Imagery of Consumption David Michalski

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)