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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


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


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


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


Out on the Town

Anna Cottrell

in London Writing of the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474425643
eISBN:
9781474438704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425643.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

All roads led to the West End in interwar London. The area of roughly one square mile in the metropolitan Borough of Westminster boasted London’s brightest street lights, the largest concentration of ... More


Philip Roth’s Kinds of Writing

Bharat Tandon

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores The New Yorker's distinctive relationship with the Manhattan cityscape within which it was conceived and produced. It suggests ways in which both the magazine's treatments of ... 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


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


The City and the Pagoda: Buddhist Spatial Tactics in Shanghai

Francesca Tarocco

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the multidimensional relationship between exceptional sites and the contexts in which they function by focusing on the emergence of the so-called Shanghai buddhascape of the ... More


The garden of the world: Byron and the geography of Italy

Mauro Pala

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter concentrates on Byron’s relation to Italy as geography and landscape. It demonstrates that, while reading his poetry confronts us repeatedly with the poet’s digressive, fluid mobilité, ... More


Gutter and Skyline: The New Verse and the Metropolitan Cityscape

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the little magazines' shift to a poetry of modern life between 1910 and 1925 by discarding long-standing generic strictures of style and subject matter in favor of themes ... 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


Navigating the City Interior

Linda Rui Feng

in City of Marvel and Transformation: Changan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841065
eISBN:
9780824868062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841065.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

“Navigating the City Interior” demonstrates that when Tang narratives follow their examinee-protagonists into the city walls of Chang’an, the liminal status of the protagonists becomes imbricated ... More


Demolition

Jie Li

in Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167178
eISBN:
9780231538176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167178.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter chronicles the transformations of Shanghai's cityscape. The late 1980s and 1990s saw a gradual easing of the housing crisis and an emptying out of old alleyways as many work units built ... More


Introduction: In Search of Things Past: Mapping Rio

Bruno Carvalho

in Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319754
eISBN:
9781781381007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319754.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book offers new perspectives on the cultural history of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s capital from 1763 to 1960. Drawing on concerns and approaches from a variety of disciplines, as well as multiple ... More


Autobiographical Landscaping

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the “autobiographical landscaping” film, which develops a personal reading of the territory based on the filmmaker's own experiences of it. The images are accompanied by a ... More


Cityscapes: Panoramas and the Mobile Gaze

in Film, Mobility and Urban Space: A Cinematic Geography of Liverpool

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317576
eISBN:
9781846317248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317248.004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines archive footage of Liverpool waterfront shot by tourists and other visitors to the city in the 1920s and 1930s. It suggests that archival film practices provide a means to ... More


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