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The Resource Memory culture and the contemporary city : building sites, edited by Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, Andrew Webber, (electronic book)

Memory culture and the contemporary city : building sites, edited by Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, Andrew Webber, (electronic book)

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Memory culture and the contemporary city : building sites
Title
Memory culture and the contemporary city
Title remainder
building sites
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edited by Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, Andrew Webber
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Memory Culture and the Contemporary City makes a series of new interventions in the topical and contested field of urban memory. It features accessible and illuminating essays by leading figures from a range of academic disciplines (history, cultural geography, architecture, film studies, and cultural theory) as well as practitioners in architecture and the visual and performance arts. The book considers how cultures of memory are constructed for and in contemporary cities, their architectures, memorials, museums, and artworks. It takes Berlin as a particularly telling case of a 'building-site' city dealing with historical burdens and divisions, but also extends to other cities marked by the fraught legacy of conflict and violence: Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dresden, and New York. Through bold critical readings of their sites and constructions of memory, these cities are shown to both display and conceal remembrance in their cultural building work
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UK-WkNB
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illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
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  • 1976-
  • 1980-
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  • Staiger, Uta
  • Steiner, Henriette
  • Webber, Andrew J
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  • Memorials
  • Cities and towns
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Memory culture and the contemporary city : building sites, edited by Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, Andrew Webber, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2009
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- PART I -- Monument and Melancholia / V.Burgin -- Sonnen-Insulaner: On a Berlin Island of Memory / T.Elsaesser -- Arrivals and Departures: Travelling to the Airports of Berlin / H.Reeh -- Global Building Sites -- Between Past and Future / D.Libeskind -- PART II Spectral Ground in New Cities: Memorial Cartographies in Cape Town and Berlin / K.E.Till & J.Jonker -- Designing the Biblical Present in Jerusalem's 'City of David' / W.Pullan & M. Gwiazda -- Historical Tourism: Reading Berlin's Doubly Dictatorial Past / M.Fulbrook -- Sacralized Spaces and the Urban Remembrance of War / J.Ward -- Paradise for Provocation: Plotting Berlin's Political Underground / C. Scribner -- PART III Architecture as Scenography, the Building Site as Stage / S.Burkle -- Buenos Aires 2010: Memory Machines and Cybercities in Two Argentine Science Fiction Films / G.Kantaris -- Perpetuated Transitions: Forms of Nightlife and the Buildings of Berlin in the Work of Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tilmans / P.Ekardt -- On the Road with mnemonic nonstop / L.Ruprecht with M.Nachbar & J.Roller -- Notes -- Index
Extent
256 p.
File format
one file format
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electronic
Isbn
9780230246959
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unknown
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ill.
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unknown
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remote
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Requires Adobe Reader
Label
Memory culture and the contemporary city : building sites, edited by Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, Andrew Webber, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2009
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- PART I -- Monument and Melancholia / V.Burgin -- Sonnen-Insulaner: On a Berlin Island of Memory / T.Elsaesser -- Arrivals and Departures: Travelling to the Airports of Berlin / H.Reeh -- Global Building Sites -- Between Past and Future / D.Libeskind -- PART II Spectral Ground in New Cities: Memorial Cartographies in Cape Town and Berlin / K.E.Till & J.Jonker -- Designing the Biblical Present in Jerusalem's 'City of David' / W.Pullan & M. Gwiazda -- Historical Tourism: Reading Berlin's Doubly Dictatorial Past / M.Fulbrook -- Sacralized Spaces and the Urban Remembrance of War / J.Ward -- Paradise for Provocation: Plotting Berlin's Political Underground / C. Scribner -- PART III Architecture as Scenography, the Building Site as Stage / S.Burkle -- Buenos Aires 2010: Memory Machines and Cybercities in Two Argentine Science Fiction Films / G.Kantaris -- Perpetuated Transitions: Forms of Nightlife and the Buildings of Berlin in the Work of Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tilmans / P.Ekardt -- On the Road with mnemonic nonstop / L.Ruprecht with M.Nachbar & J.Roller -- Notes -- Index
Extent
256 p.
File format
one file format
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230246959
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Requires Adobe Reader

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