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Screening Spaces

Cinematic Urban Geographies

Editors: Penz, Francois, Koeck, Richard (Eds.)

  • Explores critical perspectives on and changes that have occurred in the study of film in the context of urban geographies
  • Introduces novel approaches and various perspectives to understand the portrayal of urban geographies within films
  • Analyzes how the cinema's depiction of cities influences our perception of urban geographies 
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About this book

This book proposes new methodological tools and approaches in order to tease out and elicit the different facets of urban fragmentation through the medium of cinema and the moving image, as a contribution to our understanding of cities and their topographies. In doing so it makes a significant contribution to the literature in the growing field of cartographic cinema and urban cinematics, by charting the many trajectories and points of contact between film and its topographical context. Under the influence of new technologies, the opening and the availability of previously unexplored archives but also the contribution of new scholars with novel approaches in addition to new work by experienced academics, Cinematic Urban Geographies demonstrates how we can reread the cinematic past with a view to construct the urban present and anticipate its future. 

About the authors

François Penz is Director of The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, UK. He is an architect by training and Professor of Architecture and the Moving Image where he directs the Digital Studio for Research in Design, Visualization and Communication. He has written widely on issues of cinema, architecture and the city and is the author of Cinematic Aided Design: The Architecture of Everydayness.

Richard Koeck is Professor and Chair in Architecture and the Visual Arts in the Liverpool School of Architecture, UK and is Director of the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA). With a professional background in architectural design and filmmaking, his work is often methodologically underpinned by techniques that bridge analogue and digital culture, such as digital film, GIS mapping and locative media. He published widely on the theoretical and practical intersections of architecture, cities and visual culture, including CineScapes: Cinematic Spaces in Architecture and Cities.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Penz, François (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • The Cinema in the Map – The Case of Braun and Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Penz, François

    Pages 23-46

  • Cinematic Cartographies of Urban Space and the Descriptive Spectacle of Aerial Views (1898–1948)

    Castro, Teresa

    Pages 47-63

  • Charting the Criminal: Maps as Devices of Orientation and Control in Fritz Lang’s M (1931) and Francesco Rosi’s Le mani sulla città (1963)

    Keazor, Henry

    Pages 65-78

  • ‘Merely Local’: Film and the Depiction of Place, Especially in Local Documentary

    Christie, Ian

    Pages 81-94

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-46084-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-46830-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cinematic Urban Geographies
Editors
  • Francois Penz
  • Richard Koeck
Series Title
Screening Spaces
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46084-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46084-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46830-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 350
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations
Topics