Landscape and Memory

Author: Simon Schama

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780679307747

Category: Human ecology

Page: 672

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An extraordinary book that explores how the earth itself has shaped the Western imagination and how, as a result, our interaction with the environment is far richer and more complex than today's doomsayers would have us believe.

Landscape and Memory in Post-Fascist Italian Film

Cinema Year Zero

Author: Giuliana Minghelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135104808

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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This study argues that neorealism’s visual genius is inseparable from its almost invisible relation to the Fascist past: a connection inscribed in cinematic landscapes. While largely a silent narrative, neorealism’s complex visual processing of two decades of Fascism remains the greatest cultural production in the service of memorialization and comprehension for a nation that had neither a Nuremberg nor a formal process of reconciliation. Through her readings of canonical neorealist films, Minghelli unearths the memorial strata of the neorealist image and investigates the complex historical charge that invests this cinema. This book is both a formal analysis of the new conception of the cinematic image born from a crisis of memory, and a reflection on the relation between cinema and memory. Films discussed include Ossessione (1943) Paisà (1946), Ladri di biciclette (1948), and Cronaca di un amore (1950).

Corporate Wasteland

The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization

Author: Steven High,David K. Lewis

Publisher: Between the Lines

ISBN: 1926662075


Page: N.A

View: 5866

A Fascinating Investigation of Industry’s Modern Ruins and the "Deindustrial Sublime."

Landscape, Race and Memory

Material Ecologies of Citizenship

Author: Divya Praful Tolia-Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317108191

Category: Science

Page: 182

View: 4541

Memory is seldom explored through the experience of geographically mobile, racialized populations. Whilst the relationships between the political value of landscape and national memory have previously been written through, there has been little mention of postcolonial, 'diasporic' racialized citizens. Using both visual and material culture, this book examines the value of 'landscape and memory' for postcolonial migrants living in Britain. It uses memory to examine how postcolonial citizenship in Britain is experienced - through remembered citizenships of 'other' geographies abroad. By reflecting on the cultural landscapes of British Asian women, the book reveals social-historical narratives about migration, citizenship and belonging. New spaces of memory are presented as mobile and as politically charged with meaning as the more formal spaces of memorialization. The book offers a refiguring of race memory as being critical to English heritage and postcolonial politics and makes an important contribution to the writings on memory, race and landscape.

Rembrandts Augen

Author: Simon Schama

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886807024


Page: 744

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Corporate Wasteland

The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization

Author: Steven C. High,David W. Lewis

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801474019

Category: Photography

Page: 193

View: 9813

Through a blend of oral history, photographs, and interpretive essays, 'Corporate Wasteland' encourages readers to look beyond nostalgia as the authors reinterpret our deindustrialised landscape as a historical and imaginative challenge to the ways in which we comprehend and respond to the profound disruptions wrought by globalization.

Buildings, Landscapes, and Memory

Case Studies in Historic Preservation

Author: Daniel M. Bluestone

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393733181

Category: Architecture

Page: 302

View: 2988

This book examines assumptions about why history, heritage, and place should matter. It ranges from a discussion of the commemoration of place in the Marquis de Lafayette's triumphal tour of the United States in 1824-25 to speculation about the cultural and political import of interpreting history on superfund toxic waste sites.

W. G. Sebald

History - Memory - Trauma

Author: Scott Denham,Mark McCulloh

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110201941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

View: 3187

The novelist, poet, and essayist W. G. Sebald (1944 – 2001) was perhaps the most original German writer of the last decade of the 20th century (“Die Ausgewanderten”, “Austerlitz”, “Luftkrieg und Literatur”). His writing is marked by a unique ‘hybridity’ that combines characteristics of travelogue, cultural criticism, crime story, historical essay, and dream diary, among other genres. He employs layers of literary and motion picture allusions that contribute to a sometimes enigmatic, sometimes intimately familiar mood; his dominant mode is melancholy. The contributions of this anthology examine W. G. Sebald as narrator and pensive observer of history. The book includes a previously unpublished interview with Sebald from 1998.

Catfish and Mandala

A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

Author: Andrew X. Pham

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429979924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6946

A Vietnamese Bicycle Days by a stunning new voice in American letters. Andrew X. Pham dreamed of becoming a writer. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, he held technical jobs at United Airlines-and always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people." His sister committed suicide, prompting Andrew to quit his job. He sold all of his possessions and embarked on a year-long bicycle journey that took him through the Mexican desert, where he was treated as a bueno hermano, a "good brother"; around a thousand-mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan; and, after five months and 2,357 miles, to Saigon, where he finds "nothing familiar in the bombed-out darkness." In Mexico he's treated kindly as a Vietnamito, though he shouts, "I'm American, Vietnamese American!" In Vietnam, he's taken for Japanese or Korean by his countrymen, except, of course, by his relatives, who doubt that as a Vietnamese he has the stamina to complete his journey ("Only Westerners can do it"); and in the United States he's considered anything but American. A vibrant, picaresque memoir written with narrative flair and a wonderful, eye-opening sense of adventure, Catfish and Mandala is an unforgettable search for cultural identity.

Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory

Landscape, Trauma and Memory

Author: Nurith Gertz

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748634096

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Although in recent years, the entire world has been increasingly concerned with the Middle East and Israeli-Palestinian relationship, there are few truly reliable sources of information regarding Palestinian society and culture, either concerning its relationship with Israeli society, its position between east and west or its stances in times of war and peace. One of the best sources for understanding Palestinian culture is its cinema which has devoted itself to serving the national struggle. In this book, two scholars--an Israeli and a Palestinian--in a rare and welcome collaboration, follow the development of Palestinian cinema, commenting on its response to political and social transformations. They discover that the more the social, political and economic conditions worsen and chaos and pain prevail, the more Palestinian cinema becomes involved with the national struggle. As expected, Palestinian cinema has unfolded its national narrative against the Israeli narrative, which tried to silence it.

Everywhere--Landscape and Memory in Israel

Author: Drora Dominey,France Lebée-Nadav,Meir Wigoder

Publisher: Art Stock


Category: Art

Page: 110

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This thought provoking title examines monuments throughout Israel and their effect on visitors as well as their depiction of the events being memorialized. The authors do not shrink from showing readers that although the monuments may be grand and inspiring, the reality behind the actual events themselves is often harsh and difficult to face. This volume takes a novel look at the history and deeds of a heroic country and its people.

Geography and Memory

Explorations in Identity, Place and Becoming

Author: Owain Jones,Joanne Garde-Hansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284072

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 4229

This collection shifts the focus from collective memory to individual memory, by incorporating new performative approaches to identity, place and becoming. Drawing upon cultural geography, the book provides an accessible framework to approach key aspects of memory, remembering, archives, commemoration and forgetting in modern societies.

The Pueblo Imagination

Landscape and Memory in the Photography of Lee Marmon

Author: Joy Harjo,Simon J. Ortiz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807066140

Category: Photography

Page: 159

View: 7626

A collection of award-winning photographs celebrate the culture, history, traditions, and landscape of the Laguna Pueblo Native Americans, in a volume complemented by prose and poetry.

Spanish Cinema 1973-2010

Auteurism, Politics, Landscape and Memory

Author: Maria M. Delgado,Robin Fiddian

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719096587

Category: History

Page: 262

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This collection offers a new lens through which to examine Spain's cinema production following the isolation imposed by the Franco regime. The seventeen key films analysed in the volume span a period of thirty-five years that have been crucial in the development of Spain, Spanish democracy and Spanish cinema. They encompass different genres (horror, thriller, melodrama, social realism, documentary), both popular (Los abrazos rotos/Broken Embraces, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and more select art house fare (En la ciudad de Sylvia/In the City of Sylvia, El espíritu de la colmena/Spirit of the Beehive) and are made in English (as both first and second language), Basque, Castilian, Catalan and French. Offering an expanded understanding of 'national' cinemas, the volume explores key works by Guillermo del Toro and Lucrecia Martel alongside an examination of the ways in which established auteurs (Almodóvar, José Garci, Carlos Saura) and the younger generations of filmmakers (Cesc Gay, Amenábar, Bollaín) have harnessed cinematic language towards a commentary on the nation-state.

Living by Stories

A Journey of Landscape and Memory

Author: Harry Robinson

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4504

This third collection documents how the arrival of whites forever altered the Salish cultural landscape.