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Zoomscape : architecture in motion and media

Author: Mitchell Schwarzer
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st edView all editions and formats
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"How do we experience architecture? In this study, Mitchell Schwarzer argues that our perception of architecture has been fundamentally altered by transportation and camera technologies. We experience buildings, neighborhoods, cities, and landscapes as we ride in trains, cars, and planes, and as we view photographs, movies, and television. We perceive places at high speeds, across great distances, in states of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwarzer, Mitchell.
Zoomscape.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
(OCoLC)605002340
Online version:
Schwarzer, Mitchell.
Zoomscape.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607063635
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Schwarzer
ISBN: 1568984413 9781568984414
OCLC Number: 52687923
Description: 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Railroad. Departure and arrival ; From the train ; The corridor ; Urban transit --
Automobile. Borderlands ; Streets and strips ; Expressways ; Road fever --
Airplane. Takeoff and landing ; Bird's-eye view ; Straight down ; Globalism --
Photography. Front and center ; Angles of context ; Detail ; The city assembled --
Film. Establishing shot ; Long looks ; Disorientation ; City symphony --
Television. Channel surfing ; Setting the sitcom ; Streets of surveillance.
Responsibility: by Mitchell Schwarzer.
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Schwarzer (visual studies, California School of the Arts) explores the twin impacts of mechanized transportation and photography on the perception of architecture in the modern era, noting that  Read more...

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