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The City and the Moving Image
Urban Projections
Edited by Richard Koeck and Les Roberts
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
14 Oct 2010
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The City and the Moving Image: Urban Projections explores the relationship between urban space, architecture and the moving image. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches to film and moving image practices, the book brings together contributions from scholars and practitioners working in film and cultural studies, architecture and cultural geography.

The collection is organised around four main thematic sections, each of which explores the spatial and temporal underpinnings to debates on film and urban landscapes. The trope of 'projection', while playing on its more immediate cinematic connotations, is also intended to convey a wider set of meanings, addressing issues and debates relating to space, place and identity; landscape, memory and absence; cartography and mapping; and architecture and urban narrativity.

The contributions address a range of moving image genres, from features and documentaries, to amateur film, actualities and promotional films. Mapping the relationship between material, visual and embodied spaces of urban representation, the book explores new and critical perspectives on film and urban landscapes.


Description

The City and the Moving Image: Urban Projections explores the relationship between urban space, architecture and the moving image. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches to film and moving image practices, the book brings together contributions from scholars and practitioners working in film and cultural studies, architecture and cultural geography.

The collection is organised around four main thematic sections, each of which explores the spatial and temporal underpinnings to debates on film and urban landscapes. The trope of 'projection', while playing on its more immediate cinematic connotations, is also intended to convey a wider set of meanings, addressing issues and debates relating to space, place and identity; landscape, memory and absence; cartography and mapping; and architecture and urban narrativity.

The contributions address a range of moving image genres, from features and documentaries, to amateur film, actualities and promotional films. Mapping the relationship between material, visual and embodied spaces of urban representation, the book explores new and critical perspectives on film and urban landscapes.


Contents


List of Illustrations
Note on the Contributors
Preface; J.Hallam & R.Kronenburg
Introduction: Projecting the Urban; R.Koeck & L.Roberts
PART I: PROJECTING THE CITY: PLACE, SAPCE AND IDENTITY
'Old World Traditions…and Modernity' in Cunard's Transatlantic Films, c.1920-35: Making Connections between Early Promotional Films and Urban Change; H.Norris Nicholson
Nice: Virtual City; I.McNeill
Visions of Community: The Post War Housing Problem in Sponsored and Amateur Films; R.Shand
'City of Change and Challenge': The Cine-societies' Response to Liverpool's Redevelopment in the 1960s; J.Hallam
PART II: OF TIME AND THE CITY: LANDSCAPES OF MEMORY AND ABSENCE
Towards a History of Empty Spaces; C.Brunsdon
Tacita Dean's Optics of RefusaL; T.McDowell
Critique of the Disappearing City in the Films of Keiller,Cohen, and Steinmetz and Chanan; I.Robinson
A Tale of Two Cities: Dachau Observed; A.Marcus
PART III: CINEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY: FILM, MAPPING AND THE URBAN TOPOGRAPHY
Mapping the City through Film: From 'Topophilia' to Urban Mapscapes; T.Castro
Towards (East) London 2012: Emily Richardson's Transit (2006) and Memo Mori (2009),and the Work of Iain Sinclair; P.Newland
The Cinematic Production of Iconic Space in Early Films of London (1895-1914); M.Cinquegrani
Projection Place: Location Mapping, Consumption, and Cinematographic Tourism; L.Roberts
PART IV: CINE-TECTURE: FILM, ARCHITECTURE AND NARRATIVITY
Cine-Montage: The Spatial Editing of Cities; R.Koeck
Informing Contemporary Architectural Urban Design with Historic Filmic Evidence; R.Kronenburg
The Real City in the Reel City: Towards a Methodology through the Case of Amélie; F.Penz
Let Architecture 'Play' Itself: A Case Study; H.Weihsmann
Index


Authors


RICHARD KOECK is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is also an architect and digital filmmaker, whose work has been exhibited at the Architectural Biennale in Venice, the International Festival for Architecture in Video in Florence, the RIBA in London and TATE Liverpool. He has contributed chapters to a number of academic essay collections.
 
LES ROBERTS is a Research Associate in the School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. He has published in a number of journals and academic essay collections, and is the author of Film, Mobility and Urban Space: A Cinematic Geography of Liverpool.