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Terrain vague : interstices at the edge of the pale

Author: Manuela Mariani; Patrick Barron
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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As planners and designers have turned their attentions to the blighted, vacant areas of the city, the concept of "terrain vague," has become increasingly important. Terrain Vague seeks to explore the ambiguous spaces of the city -- the places that exist outside the cultural, social, and economic circuits of urban life. From vacant lots and railroad tracks, to more diverse interstitial spaces, this collection of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuela Mariani; Patrick Barron
ISBN: 9780415827676 0415827671 9780415827683 041582768X 9780203522172 0203522176
OCLC Number: 833380995
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : at the edge of the pale / Patrick Barron --
Terrain vague / Ignasi de Solà-Morales --
Welcome to Bachoura, or the found city as interstice / Carole Lévesque --
Open space appropriations and the potentialities of a "City of Thresholds" / Stavros Stavrides --
Three meditations on the ruins of Detroit / Jerry Herron --
Perception and exploration of interstitial space : slots in San Francisco / Tanu Sankalia --
Void potential : spatial dynamics and cultural manifestations of residual spaces / Heike Rahmann and Marieluise Jonas --
Transurbance / Francesco Careri --
On the threshold : terrain vague as living space in Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker / Stanka Radović --
Paradoxical spaces / Guy Königstein --
Garbage arcadia : digging for choruses in Fresh Kills / Jennifer Scappettone --
Isn't all public space terrain vague? / Karen A. Franck --
Notions of nature as a model for managed urban wilds / Jill Desimini --
Interim spaces : vacant land, creativity, and innovation in the context of uncertainty / Krystallia Kamvasinou and Marion Roberts --
The interstitial challenge : manifestations of terrain vague in Detroit and Clichy-sour-Bois, Paris / Jim Stevens and Anirban Adhya --
Following the Berlin Wall / Elizabeth Golden --
Vague recollections : obscurity and uncertainty in contemporary public memorials / Quentin Stevens.
Responsibility: [edited by] Manuela Mariani, Patrick Barron.
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