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Fragments of the European City (Topographics)


Fragments of the European City (Topographics)

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    Available in PDF Format | Fragments of the European City (Topographics).pdf | English
    Stephen Barber(Author)
Exploring the visual transformation of the contemporary European city, especially Berlin, this book examines the visual process by which metropolitan identity is ricocheted back and forth between the surfaces of the city and its inhabitants. It analyzes the escalating fragmentation of the European city's implosions of culture, its historical voids, and its proliferations of violence. The author travelled extensively through the cities of Europe between 1990 and 1994 to witness their metamorphosis, and that of their inhabitants, following the end of the Cold War. His other books include "Antonin Artaud: Blows and Bombs".

This book explores the visual transformation of the contemporary European city, focusing on the most emblematic and visibly wounded of all European cities - Berlin. Provocatively written as a series of interlocking poetic fragments, the text evokes the formation of metropolitan 'identity' as it ricochets between the physical surface of the city and the vulnerable but manipulating consciousness of city dwellers. Stephen Barber travelled through the cities of Eastern Europe while writing this book between 1990 and 1995. His book represents a reinvention of 'travel writing' and will be of vital interest to students of European history, cinema and media.

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  • PDF | 112 pages
  • Stephen Barber(Author)
  • Reaktion Books; First Edition edition (24 Mar. 1995)
  • English
  • 8
  • Travel & Holiday
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