Sonnenfinsternis

Author: Arthur Koestler
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Greg Girard

Author: David Campany
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ISBN: 9781926856100
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Greg Girard's photographs of Vancouver from the 1970s and early 1980s show us the city's final days as a port town at the end of the railway line. Soon after Vancouver began to be noticed by the wider world (Expo 86 is generally agreed on as the pivotal moment), the city began refashioning itself as an urban resort on nature's doorstep and attracting attention as a destination for real estate investment. At that time, long before post-9/11 security concerns sealed off the working waterfront from the city, many of Vancouver's downtown and east side streets ended at the waterfront, an area filled with commercial fishing docks, cargo terminals, and bars and cafes for waterfront workers and sailors. Pawn-shop windows downtown displayed outboard motors, chainsaws and fishing gear. Wandering these streets, living in cheap hotels, Girard photographed the workaday (and night) world of the city where he grew up. The photographs in Under Vancouver 1972-1982 were made before Girard began earning a living as a magazine photographer, later establishing a formal practice as an artist. They reveal an early interest in the hidden and the overlooked, the use of colour film at night, and the extended photographic inquiry of a specific place, all of which became signature features of later books such as City of Darkness and City of Darkness Revisited (about the infamous Kowloon Walled City), Phantom Shanghai and Hanoi Calling. Under Vancouver 1972-1982 is the first comprehensive collection of Girard's early photographs of Vancouver. Made in and of the moment, a young photographer's earliest engagements (often featuring the underside of the city), the pictures now form an unintended photographic record of a Vancouver that has all but disappeared.

City Of Blood Revisited

Author: Robert Home
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Modern City Revisited

Author: Thomas Deckker
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135802491
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The supposed rationality of the urban planning of the Modern Movement encompassed a variety of attitudes towards history, technology and culture, from the vision of Berlin as an American metropolis, through the dispute between the urbanists and disurbanists in the Soviet Union to the technocratic and austere vision of Le Corbusier. After the Second World War, architects attempted to reconcile these utopian visions to the practical problems of constructing - or reconstructing - urban environments, from Piero Bottoni at the Quartiere Trienale 8 in Milan in 1951 to Lucio Costa at Bras'lia in 1957. In the 1970s, the collapse of Modernism brought about universial condemnation of Modern urbanism; urban planning,and rationality itself, were thrown into doubt. However, such a wholesale condemnation hides the complex realities underlying these Modern cities. The contributors define some of the theoretical foundations of Modern urban planning, and reassess the successes and the failures of the built results. The book ends with contrasting views of the inheritance of Modern urbanism in the United States and the Netherlands.

Okike

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Literature Of The 1980s

Author: Joseph Brooker
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669043
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Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change - from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.

Mahanoy Area Revisited

Author: Mahanoy Area Historical Society
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738599042
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This pictorial history continues the story of the Mahanoy area, a community located at the heart of the Pennsylvania anthracite mining region. Mahanoy Area Revisited encompasses the years 1913-1963. These vintage photographs depict the history, culture, faith, tragedies, industry, beauty, and strength of this region as well as its people, which includes an Oscar winner, Victor Schertzinger, as well as the composer of the No. 1 hit "Once in Awhile," Michael (Slowitzky) Edwards, and the inventor of cable television, John (Walsonavich) Walson. The images of the Victoria Theater ("the Vic"), schools, parks, churches, businesses, collieries, and citizens present a rich and complex tapestry of a close-knit, vibrant community that includes Mahanoy City and surrounding villages or "patches" such as New Boston, Delano, St. Nicholas, and Barnesville.

Information Communication Technologies And City Marketing Digital Opportunities For Cities Around The World

Author: GascĀ¢-Hernandez, Mila
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 160566135X
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Examines how ICTs contribute to the development of city marketing strategies to enhance local socio-economic development. Covers topics such as city branding, export promotion, and industry marketing.

Visual Culture Revisited

Author: Ralf Adelmann
Editor: Herbert von Halem Verlag
ISBN: 9783931606305
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The Medieval City Under Siege

Author: Ivy A. Corfis
Editor: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851157566
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[This] substantial book...makes an important and stimulating contribution. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY