Encountering Urban Places: Visual and Material Performances in the City

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Lars Frers, Lars Meier
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Social Science - 190 pages
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Urban places are always local entities, with their specific contestations and with their different, concrete encounters. In this book, the contributors do not simply encounter urban places, they are analyzing how encountering urban places evolves in places as diverse as Ankara, Cleveland, Frankfurt, New York and Vienna.
  

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Encountering Urban Places Visual and Material Performances in the City
1
Urban Aesthetics and the Excess of Fact
9
Perception Aesthetics and Envelopment Encountering Space and Materiality
25
EyeCatchers Staging the Sociosexual The Example of Prostitution
47
Urban Spaces ReDefined in Daily Practices Minibar Ankara
63
An Uncommon Common Space
81
Seeing Succession in Little and Big Italy Encountering Ethnic Vernacular Landscapes
97
Working in the Skyline Images and Everyday Action
119
Simulation or Hospitality Beyond the Crisis of Representation in Nowa Huta
135
Sensing Place Mobile and Wireless Technologies in Urban Space
155
Working with the Visual
171
Index
183
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