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Memory culture and the contemporary city : building sites

Author: Uta Staiger; Henriette Steiner; Andrew Webber
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Uta Staiger; Henriette Steiner; Andrew Webber
ISBN: 9780230576650 0230576656 9780230246959 0230246958
OCLC Number: 465680063
Description: xiv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, and Andrew Webber.

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