Projected Cities

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November 2002



In this illuminating and provocative survey, Stephen Barber examines the historical relationship between film and the urban landscape. "Projected Cities" looks with particular focus at the cinema of Europe and Japan, two closely linked cinematic cultures which have been foremost in the use of urban imagery, to reveal elements of culture, architecture and history. By examining this imagery, especially at moments of turmoil and experimentation, the author reveals how cinema has used images of cities to influence our perception of everything from history to the human body, and how cinematic images of cities have been fundamental to the ways in which the city has been imagined, formulated and remembered. The book goes on to assess the impact of media culture on the status of film and cinema spaces, and concludes by considering digital renderings of the modern city. "Projected Cities" will appeal to all readers engaged with the city, film and contemporary culture.


Stephen Barber is Professor in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, Surrey. He is the author of Fragments of the European City (Reaktion, 1995), Tokyo Vertigo (2001) and Extreme Europe (Reaktion, 2001). The Times has praised his work as 'brilliant and profound'.


'very readable ... A great starting point for thinking about what the city you are fabricating might mean.' - RIBA Journal
EAN: 9781861891273
ISBN: 186189127X
Untertitel: Cinema and Urban Space. 78 black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Reaktion Books
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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