What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.
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What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.
Bienvenue à Infinite City, un lieu qui dépasse l'imaginaire, où cohabitent magie et technologie. Là-bas, Superman découvrira une partie de son histoire... et en payera le prix ! Une fois qu'on entre à Infinite City, il est en effet impossible de retourner sur Terre. Parole de Gardien. Superman : Infinite City est une aventure à part dans l'univers de Superman. Le scénariste Mike Kennedy (Star Wars : Underworld) et le dessinateur Carlos Meglia (Superman/Tarzan) vous entraînent dans un voyage hors de l'espace et du temps.
The author employs a philosophical approach in order to conceptualize the space and time in urban realms of the first decades of the 21st century. The so-called 'hi-tech society' has reached its saturation according to Paul Virilio, William Mitchell, Jean Baudrillard, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Marc Aug . Space and time are interchangeably main concerns and the new definitions of technological culture are critiqued. Jean-Luc Nancy has described how physical communities arrive at an inoperable stage. How those communities will function when altered for micro-urban concerns in virtual space is vital to city officials as well as related business enterprises. However, as issues of governance cast a shadow on communitary freedom, netizens seek more flexible derivations instead of smart(er) urban typologies. This urge for flexibility introduces the new notion of a politics of speed, for which a consensus from all states of power should be eternally pursued in the city of the near future. What kind of a city are we looking at in the 21st century? Or rather, what is, today, a real city? The answer should transcend the dialectics of the real and fantasy. Asli Telli Aydemir received a PhD (magna cum laude) in Media and Communication Studies from the European Graduate School.She was awarded a Young Scholar Grant by the European Science Foundation and recently appointed as a Research Fellow in Istanbul Bilgi University, where she works on an EU-funded project, entitled "Civic-web: Internet, Youth and Participation."
Presents twenty-two color maps and accompanying essays providing details on the people, ecology, and culture of the city.
Mapping the Megalopolis is an interdisciplinary collection of 10 essays on contemporary Mexico City. Through topics such as the privatization of public space and challenges to existing conceptualizations of the urban form, it explores the order and disorder that mutually constitute the city in its social, political, and aesthetic manifestations. /span
Law and the City offers a lateral, critical and often unexpected description of some of the most important cities in the world, including Moscow, Istanbul, Berlin, Singapore, Athens, Mexico City, Toronto, Sydney, Johannesburg: each one from a distinctive legal perspective. An invaluable 'guide' to adopting a different approach to the city and its history, culture and everyday experience, Law and the City is not simply an exploration of the relationship between these two spheres. It details: a flourishing of law’s spatiality and urban legal locality an unfolding of both the juridical urban body and the city’s legal dreams, of both the ‘urban law’ and the ‘juridical polis’. Enlightening and at the same time problematizing the reader, this volume is an innovative collection of truly global dimensions that will prove compelling reading both for specialists and for critical travellers.
This provocative collection of essays challenges traditional ideas of strategic s- tial planning and opens up new avenues of analysis and research. The diversity of contributions here suggests that we need to rethink spatial planning in several f- reaching ways. Let me suggest several avenues of such rethinking that can have both theoretical and practical consequences. First, we need to overcome simplistic bifurcations or dichotomies of assessing outcomes and processes separately from one another. To lapse into the nostalgia of imagining that outcome analysis can exhaust strategic planners’ work might appeal to academics content to study ‘what should be’, but it will doom itself to further irrelevance, ignorance of politics, and rationalistic, technocratic fantasies. But to lapse into an optimism that ‘good process’ is all that strategic planning requires, similarly, rests upon a ction that no credible planning analyst believes: that enough talk will miraculously transcend con ict and produce agreement. Neither sing- minded approach can work, for both avoid dealing with con ict and power, and both too easily avoid dealing with the messiness and the practicalities of negotiating out con icting interests and values – and doing so in ethically and politically critical ways, far from resting content with mere ‘compromise’. Second, we must rethink the sanctity of expertise. By considering analyses of planning outcomes as inseparable from planning processes, these accounts help us to see expertise and substantive analysis as being ‘on tap’, ready to put into use, rather than being particularly and technocratically ‘on top’.
The Invisible City explores urban spaces from the perspective of a traveller, writer, and creator of theatre to illuminate how cities offer travellers and residents theatrical visions while also remaining mostly invisible, beyond the limits of attention. The book explores the city as both stage and content in three parts. Firstly, it follows in pattern Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities, wherein Marco Polo describes cities to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, to produce a constellation of vignettes recalling individual cities through travel writing and engagement with artworks. Secondly, Gillette traces the Teatro Potlach group and its ongoing immersive, site-specific performance project Invisible Cities, which has staged performances in dozens of cities across Europe and the Americas. The final part of the book offers useful exercises for artists and travellers interested in researching their own invisible cities. Written for practitioners, travellers, students, and thinkers interested in the city as site and source of performance, The Invisible City mixes travelogue with criticism and cleverly combines philosophical meditations with theatrical pedagogy.
Superman and Lois Lane stumble on a doorway in an abandoned town that leads to another world, Infinite City, where magic and science happily coexist, but one part of its inhabitants want to branch out to the world while others want to stay in their own di
Over the past two decades, city economies have restructured in response to the decline of older industries. This has involved new forms of planning and urban economic development, a return to traditional concerns of city building and a focus on urban design. During this period, there has also been a marked rise in our understanding of cultural development and its role in the design, economy and life of cities. In this book, John Montgomery argues that this amounts to a shift in urban development. He provides a long overdue look at the dynamics of the city, that is, how cities work in relation to the long cycles of economic development and suggests that a new wave of prosperity, built on new technologies and new industries, is just getting underway in the Western world. The New Wealth of Cities focuses on what effect this will have on cities and city regions and how they should react. Original and wide-ranging, this book will be a definitive resource on city economies and urban planning, explaining why it is that cities develop over time in periods of propulsive growth and bouts of decline.
A beautiful lady who can only be seen from far away, a machine that generates an entire civilization, a king who loves the hidden life of an inanimate statue, a city that appears once a year across a great chasm, an ancient Korean king assassinated in the dark of the night, a ghost that haunts soldiers on the DMZ - these are just some of the marvels you will encounter in these stories from the transcultural and metafictional imagination of Minsoo Kang. In diverse narratives grouped under the titles of Tales from a Lost History, Fables of the Dream World, and Stories from an Imaginary Homeland, Kang explores the nature and possibilities of storytelling itself as he spins out variations on an episodic theme, reinterprets an old myth, and struggles with a past that seeks a voice in the present. The result is a marvelously surrealistic landscape where histories, ideas, and legends freely intermingle and dance to the music of wonder and longing.
People are fascinated with Revelation and end times. Unfortunately, Revelation studies and Bible prophecy books still remain a puzzle for many Christians. Most end time books are either unnecessarily confusing or overly simplistic in their conclusions.The End is a study of Revelation that presents a clear, concise, and thorough biblical analysis of the major end time events without simplistic explanations or wordy, seminarian language. The End is more than a commentary on Revelation and end time prophecies. It offers fresh insights and applications on these subjects for your daily life.
- Author : Monica Manolescu
- Publisher : Springer
- Release Date : 2018-10-03
- Genre : Literary Criticism
- Pages : 254
- ISBN : 9783319986630
Cartographies of New York and Other Postwar American Cities: Art, Literature and Urban Spaces explores phenomena of urban mapping in the discourses and strategies of a variety of postwar artists and practitioners of space: Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, Vito Acconci, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Smithson, Rebecca Solnit, Matthew Buckingham, contemporary Situationist projects. The distinctive approach of the book highlights the interplay between texts and site-oriented practices, which have often been treated separately in critical discussions. Monica Manolescu considers spatial investigations that engage with the historical and social conditions of the urban environment and reflect on its mediated nature. Cartographic procedures that involve walking and surveying are interpreted as unsettling and subversive possibilities of representing and navigating the postwar American city. The book posits mapping as a critical nexus that opens up new ways of studying some of the most important postwar artistic engagements with New York and other American cities.
In Building Interactive Worlds in 3D readers will find turnkey tutorials that detail all the steps required to build simulations and interactions, utilize virtual cameras, virtual actors (with self-determined behaviors), and real-time physics including gravity, collision, and topography. With the free software demos included, 3D artists and developers can learn to build a fully functioning prototype. The book is dynamic enough to give both those with a programming background as well as those who are just getting their feet wet challenging and engaging tutorials in virtual set design, using Virtools. Other software discussed is: Lightwave, and Maya. The book is constructed so that, depending on your project and design needs, you can read the text or interviews independently and/or use the book as reference for individual tutorials on a project-by-project basis. Each tutorial is followed by a short interview with a 3D graphics professional in order to provide insight and additional advice on particular interactive 3D techniques-from user, designer, artist, and producer perspectives.
This collection of essays examines the relationship that Vertigo enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. Contributors to this collection explore the specificities of place and the role such specificities play in our comprehensive efforts to understand Hitchcock's most critically acclaimed film.
Editors Beatrice-Gabriela Jöger, PhD Arch Andra Panait, PhD Arch Marina Mihăilă, PhD Arch Daniel Comşa, PhD Arch Design Andra Panait, PhD Arch We acknowledge the help in preparing this volume to the following assistants PhD candidates: arch.Dorin Dascalu, arch.Ionuţ Mândrişcanu, arch.Irina Paţa, arch. Livia Rus, arch.Matei Stoian, arch.Ovidiu Teleche. © “ I o n M i n c u ” P u b l i s h i n g H o u s e B u c h a r e s t ICAR 2012 General Chair: prof.dr.arch. Emil Barbu Popescu Local arrange chair: lect.dr.arch. Daniel Comşa Visual identity and publications coordinator: assoc.prof. Andra Panait Sections Committees 1. Town in history versus possible / future town (Urban and Territorial Planning and landscape design) Keynote speaker : prof.dr.arch Antonino Saggio — Sapienza University, Rome Comittee: prof.dr.arch. Constantin Spiridonidis — Aristotle University, Thessaloniki prof.dr.arch. Stefano Musso — Genova University prof.dr.arch. Florin Machedon — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Tiberiu Florescu — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Monica Rădulescu — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Cerasela Crăciun — UAUIM, Bucharest Chair: lect.dr.arch. Gabriel Pascariu — UAUIM, Bucharest 2. Intelligent building and adaptive architecture Keynote speaker: assoc.prof.dr.arch. Kostas Terzidis — Harvard University, Boston Comittee: assoc.prof.dr.arch. Maria Voyatzaki — Aristotle University of Thessaloniki conf.dr.eng. Mihaela Stela Georgescu — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Cristina Ochinciuc — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Radu Pană — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Mihai Opreanu — UAUIM, Bucharest Chair: lect.dr.arch. Elena Codina Duşoiu — UAUIM, Bucharest 3. Architectural Conservation and Restoration Keynote speaker: Mag.arch. Matias del Campo — University of Applied Arts, Vienna Comittee: prof.dr.arch. Antonino Saggio — Sapienza University, Rome prof.dr.arch. Ana Maria Zahariade — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.
Bringing together a vast range of debates and examples of city changes based on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), this book illustrates how new media in cities shapes societies, economies and cultures.
Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year. She considers the geographic, atmospheric and environmental elements which bring diverse life forms together in close proximity, and in absorbing prose writes of the animals among us: the birds, the rats and squirrels, the spiders and the insects. Her close examination of the natural world leads her to question our prevailing attitudes to urban and non-urban wildlife, and to look again at the values we place on the lives of individual species.