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Specular city : the transformation of culture, consumption, and space in Buenos Aires, 1955-1973

Author: Laura Podalsky
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the history of Buenos Aires during the interregnum after Juan Peron's fall from power and before his restoration. This work discusses the ways in which the proliferation of skyscrapers, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Podalsky
ISBN: 1566399483 9781566399487 1566399475 9781566399470
OCLC Number: 1015444650
Description: 287 pages
Contents: List of IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Urban Formations and Critical ScaffoldingINTERRUPTION: The Spectacular City1. Residual Voices and Emergent Practices: Reformulating Buenos Aires after PeronINTERSTICES: The Politics of Bricolage in Villas Miserias and Berni's Collages2. High-Rise Apartments, Arcades, Cars, Hoteles de Cita, and the Public-Private DivideINTERLUDE: The Di Tella and the Manzana Loca3. Circulating Desires: The Culture Industry and the Promotion of New Urban SubjectivitiesINTERSPERSION: Architecture on the Up and Out4. Consuming Sex in the City: Censorship and the Dangers of Promiscuous TextsINTERVENTION: La hora de los hornos in the Advertising AgeEpilogueNotesSelected FilmographySelected BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Laura Podalsky.

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