The Hieroglyphics of Space: Reading and Experiencing the Modern Metropolis

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations x
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Legible Metropolis 13
  • 1 - The Metropolis as Text 15
  • 2 - Cognitive Mapping 31
  • 3 - Benjamin's London, Baudrillard's Venice 43
  • Part II - The Political Metropolis 57
  • 4 - Resurrecting an Imperial Past 59
  • 5 - Airbrushed Moscow 70
  • 6 - Erasing the Traces 80
  • 7 - Erasing the Traces 92
  • Part III - The Gendered Metropolis 101
  • 8 - The Pursuit of Pleasure 103
  • 9 - Gay Paris 125
  • Part IV - The Representational Metropolis 137
  • 10 - 'Waiting, Waiting': the Hotel Lobby, in the Modern City 139
  • 11 - Venice 152
  • 12 - Benjamin's Moscow, Baudrillard's America 164
  • 13 - Addressing the Post-Urban 185
  • Part V - The Filmic Metropolis 201
  • 14 - 'the Problem of London', Or, How to Explore the Moods of the City 203
  • 15 - Playtime 217
  • 16 - Blade Runner 236
  • Part VI - The Economic Metropolis 245
  • 17 - French Bidonvilles Around 1960s Paris 247
  • 18 - Pl(A)Ys of Marginality 260
  • 19 - The Capsular City 271
  • 20 - Media-Polis/Media-City 281
  • Index 289
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