The Hieroglyphics of Space

The Hieroglyphics of Space

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'Spatial images', wrote the German cultural theorist, Siegfried Kracauer, 'are the dreams of society. Wherever the hieroglyphics of any spatial image are deciphered, there the basis of social reality presents itself.' But how exactly are these spatial images to be deciphered? Hieroglyphics of Space addresses this question with a series of insightful essays on some of the great metropolitan centres of the world. From political interpretations to gendered analyses, from methods of mapping to filmic representations, and from studies in consumption to economic surveys, the volume offers a range of strategies for reading and experiencing the modern metropolis.Mon Oncle makes a similar play on the robotic body, as when GAcrard rushes into the house, crying a#39;Mother, mother, look! ... the reverse is true, and we see only the mana#39;s disembodied legs as they scuttle back and forth on a tri-castored chair. This a gag about vision but also about the human body a€“ we laugh not just because we can see his legs, but because of ... is played by Barbara Dennek, a German neighbour of Tatia#39;s, while the other women were American army wives in Paris, anbsp;...

Title:The Hieroglyphics of Space
Author:Neil Leach
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-06-29


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