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From Empire to the World: Migrant London and Paris in the Cinema

Malini Guha

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748656462
eISBN:
9781474408585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656462.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Drawing upon examples from contemporary British and French cinema, this book explores the sights and sounds of “migrant” London and Paris, providing entirely new ways of visualizing and ... More


The Image of the City

Zayde Antrim

in Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913879
eISBN:
9780199980178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913879.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the textual strategy of describing the urban built environment. By engaging the visual imagination, this strategy stimulated the recognition of a “cityscape” distinctive from ... More


Woolf and the City

Elizabeth F. Evans and Sarah E. Cornish (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book contains chapters selected from the nearly 200 papers delivered at the nineteenth annual international conference on Virginia Woolf. The volume includes an introduction, the conference ... More


Mnemonic Detours

Lisa Yoneyama

in Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085862
eISBN:
9780520914896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085862.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the cultural criticism strategy called mnemonic detours operates over the cityscape through the storytellings of Hiroshima survivors, explaining that the stories of the ... More


Untangling the “Messy” Asian City

Jeffrey Hou and Manish Chalana

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter outlines the rubric of “messy urbanism” in terms of its significance, threats, and theoretical frameworks. Messiness is simultaneously a range of urban conditions and a notion that we ... More


The cityscape

Garth Myers

in Urban Environments in Africa: A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322917
eISBN:
9781447322931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322917.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter centers on the actual physical-natural substances of African urban environments, but also on the imaginary – the symbolic and spiritual conceptualizations of those landscapes, as seen ... More


Visualizing Strasbourg

Catherine Tatiana Dunlop

in Cartophilia: Maps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226173023
eISBN:
9780226173160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173160.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter employs a number of visual sources to analyse the urban transformation of Strasbourg, the administrative and cultural capital of disputed Alsace-Lorraine. The kinds of visual evidence ... More


The Urban Landscape

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cityscapes were a major inspiration for the work of Saul Bass, yet his depictions of urbanity sometimes appeared reductionist. On the one hand, the grid structure in his design work mirrored the ... More


Hard-Boiled Tradition and Early Film Noir

Homer B. Pettey

in Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691074
eISBN:
9781474406420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691074.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hard-boiled detective fiction and film noir are almost exclusively aligned with the desires for money and sex, two mirrored conditions of a fragile human economy. The Maltese Falcon (1941), Double ... More


Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the way the city has been depicted by non-fiction filmmakers since the late 1970s, paying particular attention to three aesthetic tendencies: documentary landscaping, urban ... More


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