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Grand gestures

Author: Adam Jasper; Stefan Neuner
Publisher: Zurich : GTA Verlag, [2020] ©2020
Series: Gta papers, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many political leaders wish to leave a monumental mark on the fabric of a city, but no one wishes to be remembered for a grand gesture. A grand, symbolic project may shape city identity and serve its needs, but a grand gesture is a performance in which the intention fails to line up with the result. Modernity is populated by many grand gestures. If they tend to failure, it is failure of an interesting kind and one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Jasper; Stefan Neuner
ISBN: 9783856764074 3856764070
OCLC Number: 1230548135
Description: 151 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 30 cm
Contents: A short guide to gestures / Stefan Neuner and Adam Jasper --
From the gta archives / Daniel Weiss --
The smell of politics / John Macarthur --
Elevated infrastructure / Maarten Delbeke --
Specters of Edo Castle / Liam Ross --
Sonnenberg : dark days ahead / Sarah Nichols --
Plate glass and celluloid / André Bideau --
"Rome is no longer in Rome" / Berthold Hub --
Grand Hotel / Davide Spina
Series Title: Gta papers, 4.
Responsibility: Adam Jasper, Stefan Neuner (eds.)

Abstract:

Many political leaders wish to leave a monumental mark on the fabric of a city, but no one wishes to be remembered for a grand gesture. A grand, symbolic project may shape city identity and serve its needs, but a grand gesture is a performance in which the intention fails to line up with the result. Modernity is populated by many grand gestures. If they tend to failure, it is failure of an interesting kind and one characterized by irony. Irony is not merely the inevitable outcome of any grand historical gesture, but appears as a mysterious force, seemingly guiding events to maximize the resulting anti-climax.--amazon.com

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