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Imagining the Modern City

Author : James Donald
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 0816635552

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Paris, Berlin, London, Singapore, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles -- these define "the city" in the world's consciousness. James Donald takes us on a psychic journey to these places that have inspired artists, writers, architects, and filmmakers for centuries. Considering the cultural and political implications of the "urban imaginary, " Donald explores the pleasures and challenges of modern living, contending that the imagined city remains the best lens for a future of democratic community. How can we think of Chicago without recalling the grittiness of The Asphalt Jungle's back alleys, or of London without the dank, foggy atmosphere so often evoked by Dickens? When de Certeau explores what it means to walk through a city, or Foucault dissects the elements of the modern attitude, what are they telling us about modernity itself? Through a discussion of these and many other questions about urban thought, Donald demonstrates how artists and social critics have seen the city as the locus not just of vanity, squalor, and injustice, but also of civilized society's highest aspirations. Imagining the modern City also looks at how artists have shaped cities through their creation of public spaces, sculpture, and architecture -- art forms that help determine our ideas about our place in the urban environment. Planners and architects such as Otto Wagner, Le Corbusier, and Bernard Tschumi present us with real and possible cities, showing a way forward to alternative social futures, Donald asserts. The modern city provides both a culturally resonant imagined space and a physical place for the everyday life of its residents. Imagining the Modern City is a rich and dazzling exploration of theways cities stir and shape our consciousness.

Imagining the Modern

Author : Rami el Samahy,Chris Grimley,Michael Kubo
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2019-05-28
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580935234

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Imagining the Modern explores Pittsburgh's ambitious modern architecture and urban renewal program that made it a gem of American postwar cities, and set the stage for its stature today. In the 1950s and '60s an ambitious program of urban revitalization transformed Pittsburgh and became a model for other American cities. Billed as the Pittsburgh Renaissance, this era of superlatives--the city claimed the tallest aluminum clad building, the world's largest retractable dome, the tallest steel structure--developed through visionary mayors and business leaders, powerful urban planning authorities, and architects and urban designers of international renown, including Frank Lloyd Wright, I.M. Pei, Mies van der Rohe, SOM, and Harrison & Abramovitz. These leaders, civic groups, and architects worked together to reconceive the city through local and federal initiatives that aimed to address the problems that confronted Pittsburgh's postwar development. Initiated as an award-winning exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2014, Imagining the Modern untangles this complicated relationship with modern architecture and planning through a history of Pittsburgh's major sites, protagonists, and voices of intervention. Through original documentation, photographs and drawings, as well as essays, analytical drawings, and interviews with participants, this book provides a nuanced view of this crucial moment in Pittsburgh's evolution. Addressing both positive and negative impacts of the era, Imagining the Modern examines what took place during the city's urban renewal era, what was gained and lost, and what these histories might suggest for the city's future.

Imagining the Modern

Author : Rebecca Bryant
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2004-08-27
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780857713445

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This book argues that two conflicting styles of nationalist imagination led to the violent rending of Cyprus in 1974 and sustained that division over decades. Based on research in both southern and northern Cyprus, the work demonstrates how the conflict emerged through the Cypriot's encounters with modernity under British colonialism, and through a consequent re-imagining of the body politic in a new world in which Cypriots were defined as part of a European periphery. Rebecca Bryant demonstrates how Muslims and Christians were transformed into Turks and Greeks, and what it meant epistemologically, ontollogically and politically when they were.

Poetics of Imagining

Author : Kearney Richard Kearney
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2019-07-31
Category : Imagination (Philosophy)
ISBN : 9781474469715

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Poetics of Imagining by Kearney Richard Kearney Pdf

Richard Kearney has produced a new and revised paperback edition of his classic book Poetics of Imagining. This volume offers an accessible account of the major theories of imagination in modern European thought. It analyses and assesses the decisive contributions made to our understanding of the imaginary life of phenomenology (Husserl, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Bachelard), hermeuneutics (Heidegger, Ricoeur) and post-modernism (Vattimo, Kristeva, Lyotard). Richard Kearney achieves this with a coherent and committed approach which displays his own passionate concern for the claims of imagination in our post-modern world of fragmentation and fracture.

Imagining the Book

Author : Stephen Kelly,John J. Thompson
Publisher : Brepols Publishers
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Books
ISBN : UOM:39015063157211

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Imagining the Book by Stephen Kelly,John J. Thompson Pdf

Contributors discuss early printed books and manuscripts between the 14th and 16th centuries under the section headings of: 'Imagined compilers and editors', 'Imagined patrons and collectors', Imagined readings and readers' and 'Beyond the book: verbal and visual cultures'.

Re-imagining the Modern American West

Author : Richard W. Etulain
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 1996-09
Category : History
ISBN : 0816516839

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Describes changes in how the West has been seen, from a male-dominated frontier, to a region with a powerful sense of place, to a modern center of both genders, ethnic groups, and environmental interests

Imagining Culture

Author : Jonathan Hart
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2019-07-23
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781317945147

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This book of original essays explores three important areas in comparative literature and history and in cultural studies: the boundaries between history and fiction;women as writers and subjects; and the connection between the early modern, modern and postmodern. New history and new literary studies look at innovative ways to see past cultures in a new light. Traditional methods are used to new ends and writers who are familiar within their cultures are translated to other cultures. This study promotes an expanded understanding of our cultural artifacts in a rapidly changing present. It discusses English-speaking culture in the early modern period in the context of other European cultures and relates Europe to other parts of the world, most notably America. After grounding the discussion of culture in history, identity, dialogue as a genre that crosses the boundaries between philosophy and fiction, the rhetoric of prefaces to historical collections, cosmographies and histories that share something with the techniques of literary and forensic rhetoric, the book proceeds to discuss two central issues in cultural studies today: gender and postmodernity. The final section of the book provides a general assessment through early modern texts of modernity and postmodernity.

Imagining the Unimaginable

Author : Aaron J. Cohen
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2008-06-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780803215474

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Imagining the Unimaginable by Aaron J. Cohen Pdf

World War I had a profound influence on the aesthetics and politics of Russian culture, perhaps even more than the revolution. Looking at how the war changed Russian culture, especially visual art, Cohen shows how the wartime environment allowed iconoclastic modern art to flourish.

Imagining Cities

Author : Sallie Westwood,John Williams
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2003-09-02
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781134761425

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Imagining Cities by Sallie Westwood,John Williams Pdf

The city has always been a locus of research and discussion within the debates of modernity and, more recently, postmodernity. This volume brings together some of the most recent and exciting work on the city from within sociology and cultural studies. The book is organised around the following major themes: the theoretical imagination; ethnic diversity and the politics of difference; memory and nostalgia; and the complex and complimentary narrative of the city ways.While these representations bring the past and the present together, the final section of the book elaborates the present and future in relation to the idea of the virtual city. Hence, the world of cyberspace not only recasts our imaginaries of space and communication, but has a profound effect on the sociological imagination itself.

The Worldmakers

Author : Ayesha Ramachandran
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 299 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2015-10-13
Category : History
ISBN : 9780226288796

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The Worldmakers by Ayesha Ramachandran Pdf

Ayesha Ramachandran reconstructs the imaginative struggles of early modern artists, philosophers, and writers to make sense of something that we take for granted: the world, imagined as a whole. 'The Worldmakers' moves beyond histories of globalisation to explore how 'the world' itself - variously understood as an object of inquiry, a comprehensive category, and a system of order - was self-consciously shaped by human agents.

The American West

Author : Michael P. Malone
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 436 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2007-11-01
Category : History
ISBN : 0803260229

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The American West by Michael P. Malone Pdf

Chronicles the history of the American West during the twentieth century, tracing economical, political, social, and cultural developments in the region from 1900 to the turn of the twenty-first century, in an updated edition that includes new sections that explore the roles of ethnic groups in the new West, urban developments, western women, and events since the mid-1980s. Original.

Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1642

Author : J. Low,N. Myhill
Publisher : Springer
Page : 218 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2011-04-25
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780230118393

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Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1642 by J. Low,N. Myhill Pdf

This essay collection builds on the latest research on the topic of theatre audiences in early modern England. In broad terms, the project answers the question, 'How do we define the relationships between performance and audience?'.

Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe

Author : Claire L. Carlin
Publisher : Springer
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2005-10-14
Category : History
ISBN : 9780230522619

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Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe by Claire L. Carlin Pdf

The ideological underpinnings of early modern theories of contagion are dissected in this volume by an integrated team of literary scholars, cultural historians, historians of medicine and art historians. Even today, the spread of disease inspires moralizing discourse and the ostracism of groups thought responsible for contagion; the fear of illness and the desire to make sense of it are demonstrated in the current preoccupation with HIV, SARS, 'mad cow' disease, West Nile virus and avian flu, to cite but a few contemporary examples. Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe explores the nature of understanding when humanity is faced with threats to its well-being, if not to its very survival.

Imagining the Modern

Author : Rebecca Bryant
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 6000007779

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Imagining the Public in Modern South Asia

Author : Brannon Ingram,J. Barton Scott,SherAli K Tareen
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2018-02-02
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781317234296

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Imagining the Public in Modern South Asia by Brannon Ingram,J. Barton Scott,SherAli K Tareen Pdf

In South Asia, as elsewhere, the category of ‘the public’ has come under increased scholarly and popular scrutiny in recent years. To better understand this current conjuncture, we need a fuller understanding of the specifically South Asian history of the term. To that end, this book surveys the modern Indian ‘public’ across multiple historical contexts and sites, with contributions from leading scholars of South Asia in anthropology, history, literary studies and religious studies. As a whole, this volume highlights the complex genealogies of the public in the Indian subcontinent during the colonial and postcolonial eras, showing in particular how British notions of ‘the public’ intersected with South Asian forms of publicity. Two principal methods or approaches—the genealogical and the typological—have characterised this scholarship. This book suggests, more in the mode of genealogy, that the category of the public has been closely linked to the sub-continental history of political liberalism. Also discussed is how the studies collected in this volume challenge some of liberalism’s key presuppositions about the public and its relationship to law and religion.