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The Hieroglyphics of Space

Reading and Experiencing the Modern Metropolis

Edited by Neil Leach

Routledge – 2001 – 320 pages

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Description

'Spatial images', wrote the German cultural theorist, Siegfried Kracauer, 'are the dreams of society. Wherever the hieroglyphics of any spatial image are deciphered, there the basis of social reality presents itself.' But how exactly are these spatial images to be deciphered?

Hieroglyphics of Space addresses this question with a series of insightful essays on some of the great metropolitan centres of the world. From political interpretations to gendered analyses, from methods of mapping to filmic representations, and from studies in consumption to economic surveys, the volume offers a range of strategies for reading and experiencing the modern metropolis.

Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Legible Metropolis Part 2: The Political Metropolis Part 3: The Gendered Metropolis Part 4: The Representational Metropolis Part 5: The Filmic Metropolis Part 6: The Economic Metropolis

Name: The Hieroglyphics of Space: Reading and Experiencing the Modern Metropolis (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Neil Leach. 'Spatial images', wrote the German cultural theorist, Siegfried Kracauer, 'are the dreams of society. Wherever the hieroglyphics of any spatial image are deciphered, there the basis of social reality presents itself.'...
Categories: Theory of Architecture, Urban Geography, Cultural Theory, Visual Culture, Architecture