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Photography and the Non-Place

The Cultural Erasure of the City

Authors: Brogden, Jim

  • Constitutes the first book to critically investigate the notion of “non-place,” using of the author’s own urban landscape photography, as well as examples from world famous photographers
  • Posits non-place as a provocative palimpsest, from which a diverse range of imaginative interdisciplinary discourses can emerge
  • Branches into several subject areas, such as landscape studies, urban studies, fine art practice, auto-ethnography and architecture
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  • Due: March 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03919-6
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Hardcover £54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03918-9
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About this book

This book presents a critical and aesthetic defence of “non-place” as an act of cultural reclamation. Through the restorative properties of photography, it re-conceptualises the cultural significance of non-place. The non-place is often referred to as “wasteland”, and is usually avoided. The sites investigated in this book are located where access and ownership are often ambiguous or in dispute; they are places of cultural forgetting. Drawing on the author’s own photographic research-led practice, as well as material from photographers such as Ed Ruscha, Joel Sternfeld and Richard Misrach, this study employs a deliberately allusive intertexuality to offer a unique insight into the contested notions surrounding landscape representation. Ultimately, it argues that the non-place has the potential to reveal a version of England that raises questions about identity, loss, memory, landscape valorisation, and, perhaps most importantly, how we are to arrive at a more meaningful place. 

About the authors

Jim Brogden is Lecturer in Visual Communication Culture and MA Programme Leader for Film, Photography and Media at the University of Leeds, UK. 

Buy this book

eBook £43.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03919-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £54.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: March 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03918-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photography and the Non-Place
Book Subtitle
The Cultural Erasure of the City
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03919-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03919-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03918-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 216
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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