1st Edition

The Hieroglyphics of Space
Reading and Experiencing the Modern Metropolis

Edited By

Neil Leach

ISBN 9780415198929
Published December 13, 2001 by Routledge
320 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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.

Table of 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

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