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Memory culture and the contemporary city : building sites / edited by Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, and Andrew Webber.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DD862 .M44 2009

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    "These essays by leading figures from academia, architecture and the arts consider how cultures of memory are constructed for and in contemporary cities. They take Berlin as a key case of a historically burdened metropolis, but also extend to other global cities: Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and New York"--Provided by publisher.
    Format
    Book
    Published
    New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
    Locale
    Germany
    Berlin
    Contents
    Introduction
    PART I
    Monument and Melancholia / V.Burgin
    Sonnen-Insulaner: On a Berlin Island of Memory / T.Elsaesser
    Arrivals and Departures: Travelling to the Airports of Berlin / H. Reeh
    Global Building Sites : Between Past and Future / D.Libeskind
    PART II
    Spectral Ground in New Cities: Memorial Cartographies in Cape Town and Berlin / K.E.Till and J.Jonker
    Designing the Biblical Present in Jerusalem's City of David / W. Pullan and M.Gwiazda
    Historical Tourism: Reading Berlin's Doubly Dictatorial Past / M. Fulbrook
    Sacralized Spaces and the Urban Remembrance of War / J. Ward
    Paradise for Provocation: Plotting Berlin's Political Underground / C. Scribner
    PART III
    Architecture as Scenography, the Building Site as Stage / Stefanie Bürkle
    Buenos Aires 2010: Memory Machines and Cybercities in Two Argentine Science Fiction Films / G.Kantaris
    Perpetuated Transitions: Forms of Nightlife and the Buildings of Berlin in the Work of Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans / P.Ekardt
    On the Road with mnemonic nonstop / L.Ruprecht, M.Nachbar & J.Roller.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Staiger, Uta, 1976-
    Steiner, Henriette, 1980-
    Webber, Andrew, 1959-
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction -- PART I -- Monument and Melancholia / V.Burgin -- Sonnen-Insulaner: On a Berlin Island of Memory / T.Elsaesser -- Arrivals and Departures: Travelling to the Airports of Berlin / H. Reeh --Global Building Sites : Between Past and Future / D.Libeskind -- PART II -- Spectral Ground in New Cities: Memorial Cartographies in Cape Town and Berlin / K.E.Till and J.Jonker -- Designing the Biblical Present in Jerusalem's City of David / W. Pullan and M.Gwiazda -- Historical Tourism: Reading Berlin's Doubly Dictatorial Past / M. Fulbrook -- Sacralized Spaces and the Urban Remembrance of War / J. Ward -- Paradise for Provocation: Plotting Berlin's Political Underground / C. Scribner -- PART III -- Architecture as Scenography, the Building Site as Stage / Stefanie Bürkle -- Buenos Aires 2010: Memory Machines and Cybercities in Two Argentine Science Fiction Films / G.Kantaris -- Perpetuated Transitions: Forms of Nightlife and the Buildings of Berlin in the Work of Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans / P.Ekardt -- On the Road with mnemonic nonstop / L.Ruprecht, M.Nachbar & J.Roller.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780230576650
    0230576656 (hardback)
    Physical Description
    xiv, 238 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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