Imaginary Cities of Gold

Imaginary Cities of Gold

of finding native cities situated along its path. Captain Cárdenas was given eighty
days to complete this mission and report back to Coronado. Cárdenas and his
men were well received at Tusayán and fortunate to obtain the services of Hopi ...

Author: Peter O. Koch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453108

Category: History

Page: 251

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Spanish conquistadors attempted to conquer the New World nearly a century before the English colonists established a permanent settlement at Jamestown. This book examines the unsuccessful elements of Spain’s attempt at expanding its empire in the Americas, focusing particularly on the misadventures of three conquistadors. Part One tells the story of Cabeza de Vaca who, along with three other survivors of the ill-fated Pánfilo de Narváez expedition to Florida, spent nearly eight years among the various tribes that wandered across Texas, New Mexico, and northern Mexico before finding his way back to civilization. Their tales of lands rich with earthly delights served as inspiration for two epic but failed expeditions that make up the second and third parts of the book: Francisco de Coronado’s quest to find the golden cities of Cibola and Hernando de Soto’s efforts to find the rich kingdoms of Florida.
Categories: History

Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities

Published 2017 Printed in the United States of America First published in the UK
by Influx Press under the title Imaginary Cities. 26 25 24 23 22 21 2019 18 17. 1 2
3 4 5 ISBN-13: 978-0-226-47030-6 (paper) ISBN-13: 978-0-226-47044-3 ...

Author: Darran Anderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226470306

Category: Architecture

Page: 570

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How can we understand the infinite variety of cities? Darran Anderson seems to exhaust all possibilities in this work of creative nonfiction. Drawing inspiration from Marco Polo and Italo Calvino, Anderson shows that we have much to learn about ourselves by looking not only at the cities we have built, but also at the cities we have imagined. Anderson draws on literature (Gustav Meyrink, Franz Kafka, Jaroslav Hasek, and James Joyce), but he also looks at architectural writings and works by the likes of Bruno Taut and Walter Gropius, Medieval travel memoirs from the Middle East, mid-twentieth-century comic books, Star Trek, mythical lands such as Cockaigne, and the works of Claude Debussy. Anderson sees the visionary architecture dreamed up by architects, artists, philosophers, writers, and citizens as wedded to the egalitarian sense that cities are for everyone. He proves that we must not be locked into the structures that exclude ordinary citizens--that cities evolve and that we can have input. As he says: "If a city can be imagined into being, it can be re-imagined as well."
Categories: Architecture

Space and the Memories of Violence

Space and the Memories of Violence

Gudrun Rath The city and the imaginary Imaginary cities,cities which donot exist
as concrete geographical places, enjoy a long tradition inthe history of Latin
America. Juan Rulfo's eerie ghost town ofComala, which formed the setting for
Pedro ...

Author: Estela Schindel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137380913

Category: History

Page: 280

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Authors from a variety of disciplines dealing with diverse historical cases engage with the spatial deployment of violence and the possibilities for memory and resistance in contexts of state sponsored violence, enforced disappearances and regimes of exception. Contributors include Aleida Assmann, Jay Winter and David Harvey.
Categories: History

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

UF Cities, Imaginary Fictitious places Imaginary cities Imaginary islands Islands,
Imaginary Places, Imaginary NT Amber (Imaginary place) Ambridge (Imaginary
place) Angria (Imaginary place) Barchester (England : Imaginary place) Bellvillc ...

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ISBN: PSU:000021654282

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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Categories: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Imaginary Ethnographies

Imaginary Ethnographies

The city as we have known it comes to an end, a city modeled on ancient
European cities organized around a center, a polis. The outpouring of Los
Angeles into the urban sprawl of edge cities also marks the end of a
geographical imaginary ...

Author: Gabriele Schwab

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231530804

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Through readings of iconic figures such as the cannibal, the child, the alien, and the posthuman, Gabriele Schwab analyzes literary explorations at the boundaries of the human. Treating literature as a dynamic medium that "writes culture"—one that makes the abstract particular and local, and situates us within the world—Schwab pioneers a compelling approach to reading literary texts as "anthropologies of the future" that challenge habitual productions of meaning and knowledge. Schwab's study draws on anthropology, philosophy, critical theory, and psychoanalysis to trace literature's profound impact on the cultural imaginary. Following a new interpretation of Derrida's and Lévi-Strauss's famous controversy over the indigenous Nambikwara, Schwab explores the vicissitudes of "traveling literature" through novels and films that fashion a cross-cultural imaginary. She also examines the intricate links between colonialism, cannibalism, melancholia, the fate of disenfranchised children under the forces of globalization, and the intertwinement of property and personhood in the neoliberal imaginary. Schwab concludes with an exploration of discourses on the posthuman, using Samuel Beckett's "The Lost Ones" and its depiction of a future lived under the conditions of minimal life. Drawing on a wide range of theories, Schwab engages the productive intersections between literary studies and anthropology, underscoring the power of literature to shape culture, subjectivity, and life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chora 1

Chora 1

In many older cities , a dialectical relationship has been maintained between the
real city and its imaginary or fictional counterpart . This is evident in the literature
written about such cities as Paris , London , and Rome – and in their dense ...

Author: Alberto Pérez-Gómez

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773564763

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Contents Chora: The Space of Architectural Representation - Alberto Pérez-Gómez - The Measure of Expression: Physiognomy and Character in the Nouvelle Méthode of Jean-Jacques Lequeu - Jean-François Bédard - Michelangelo: The Image of the Human Body, Artifice, and Architecture - Helmut Klassen - Architecture as Site of Reception - Part I: Cuisine, Frontality, and the Infra-thin - Donald Kunze - Fictional Cities - Graham Livesey - Instrumentality and the Organic Assistance of Looms - Indra Kagis McEwen - Space and Image in Andrey Tarkovsky's "Nostalgia": Notes on a Phenomenology of Architecture in Cinema - Juhani Pallasmaa - The Momentary Modern Magic of the Panorama - Stephen Parcell - The Building of a Horizon - Louise Pelletier - Anaesthetic Induction: An Excursion into the World of Visual Indifference - Natalija Subotincic. The essays in this collection explore architectural form and content in the hope of finding new and better alternatives to traditionally accepted practices.
Categories: Architecture

Cultural Studies and Beyond

Cultural Studies and Beyond

In his novelette, Imaginary Cities (1972), Italo Calvino argued that there are two
cities that we all inhabit. One is the city of the imagination, the other is the real city
that we have come to define as being ideal for us. We use these two cities to ...

Author: Ioan Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134956456

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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This lively book will be essential to all those attempting to understand the state of Cultural Studies in the West today. Ion Davies, who was in at the birth of Cultural Studies in Britain and followed its development in many parts of the world, is uniquely qualified to add historical depth and comparative breadth to this subject. Introducing the central theoretical issues, as well as the key personalities, Cultural Studies and Beyond traces the origins, growth and diffusion of the subject.
Categories: Political Science

Italo Calvino s Architecture of Lightness

Italo Calvino s Architecture of Lightness

In aletter to Gianni Celati dated 12 December 1970, Calvino tells himabout “
aremake ofMarco Polo's Il Milione full of brief descriptions of imaginary cities” (
Lettere 1089). Adecade earlier, in 1960, Calvino workedon atheatrical production
with ...

Author: Letizia Modena

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136730597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works--primarily urban planning and design theory and history--circulating among his primary interlocutors, this book takes as its point of departure a sweeping reinterpretation of Invisible Cities. Passages from Calvino's most famous novel routinely appear as aphorisms in calendars, posters, and the popular literature of inspiration and self-help, reducing the novel to vague abstractions and totalizing wisdom about thinking outside the box. The shadow of postmodern studies has had a similarly diminishing effect on this text, rendering up an accomplished but ultimately apolitical novelistic experimentation in endless deconstructive deferrals, the shiny surfaces of play, and the ultimately rigged game of self-referentiality. In contrast, this study draws on an archive of untranslated Italian- and French-language materials on urban planning, architecture, and utopian architecture to argue that Calvino's novel in fact introduces readers to the material history of urban renewal in Italy, France, and the U.S. in the 1960s, as well as the multidisciplinary core of cultural life in that decade: the complex and continuous interplay among novelists and architects, scientists and artists, literary historians and visual studies scholars. His last love poem for the dying city was in fact profoundly engaged, deeply committed to the ethical dimensions of both architecture and lived experience in the spaces of modernity as well as the resistant practices of reading and utopian imagining that his urban studies in turn inspired.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literature the American Urban Experience

Literature   the American Urban Experience

Imaginary Cities : America Joyce Carol Oates If the City is a text , how shall we
read it ? The manifold evidence of our American literature of the twentieth century
suggests that the City , an archetype of the human imagination that may well
have ...

Author: Michael C. Jaye

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719008484

Category: American literature

Page: 256

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Categories: American literature

The Great Detectives

The Great Detectives

... were going to be three books about these cops because that's how many
books were contracted for, the future being in the hands of the gods, who—thank
God—smiled), I came to a decision about real cities as opposed to imaginary
cities.

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453266403

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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The origins of literature’s finest crime fighters, told by their creators themselves Their names ring out like gunshots in the dark of a back alley, crime fighters of a lost era whose heroic deeds will never be forgotten. They are men like Lew Archer, Pierre Chambrun, Flash Casey, and the Shadow. They are women like Mrs. North and the immortal Nancy Drew. These are detectives, and they are some of the only true heroes the twentieth century ever knew. In this classic volume, Otto Penzler presents essays written by the authors who created these famous characters. We learn how Ed McBain killed—and resurrected—the hero of the 87th Precinct, how international agent Quiller wrote his will, and how Dick Tracy first announced that “crime does not pay.” Some of these heroes may be more famous than others, but there is not one whom you wouldn’t like on your side in a courtroom, a shootout, or an old-fashioned barroom brawl.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Cities the Towns the Crowds

The Cities  the Towns  the Crowds

HISTORIES , FANTASIES , AND IRONIES One of the most intriguing aspects of
Spencer's work is its gradual and somewhat covert evolution from the concrete to
the imaginary . ' His early Bucks County scenes depict real buildings ( mills and ...

Author: Brian H. Peterson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081223829X

Category: Art

Page: 158

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In 1906 a young painter named Robert Spencer moved from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the bucolic Bucks County region in nearby southeastern Pennsylvania. Over the next twenty-five years, Spencer became one of the most prominent artists in the Pennsylvania impressionist art colony, a group of nationally known landscape painters centered in the picturesque village of New Hope. His first major success came when the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased Repairing the Bridge in 1914. He won a gold medal in 1915 at the prestigious Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. After Spencer's death, the celebrated collector Duncan Phillips praised him as "a rebel always against the standardized and stereotyped in art." Phillips believed that there was "no other painter, not John Sloan, or Edward Hopper, more pungently American in expression." In matters of style, Spencer differed radically from his Pennsylvania impressionist colleagues. He made his reputation with skillful, evocative renderings of the everyday life of his community, often depicting the mills, tenements, and factories of New Hope and the surrounding areas. "A landscape without a building or a figure," he said, "is a very lonely picture to me." Later Spencer began to experiment with a looser, more spontaneous style, and he painted more fanciful European scenes, many of which were done from his imagination. Spencer's canvas Mountebanks and Thieves won a prize at the 1926 Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh, and juror Pierre Bonnard said, "Mr. Spencer . . . is in the full vigor of his talent, which is great. His art does not resemble European art, a rare fact in America." Spencer battled depression throughout his adult life and committed suicide in 1931. This book tells the story of Spencer's colorful yet tragic life, using as sources the written recollections of his two daughters as well as extensive new research. Illustrated with nearly seventy-five color images from major museums and private collections, the book examines the artist's work in depth, from his unformed beginnings to his mature New York City and European images. Extensive excerpts from his correspondence with Duncan Phillips and from press articles and reviews are also included, making The Cities, the Towns, the Crowds the definitive study of this important American painter.
Categories: Art

The North American Review

The North American Review

Coronado ' s expedition was undertaken in 1540 , under the authority of Don
Antonio de Mendoza , Viceroy of New Spain , for the subjugation of these
imaginary cities , which were reputed to possess great riches in vessels of gold
and silver ...

Author: Jared Sparks

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008736640

Category: American fiction

Page:

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Vols. 277-230, no. 2 include Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.
Categories: American fiction

The North American Review

The North American Review

Coronado's expedition was undertaken in 1540 , under the authority of Don
Antonio de Mendoza , Viceroy of New Spain , for the subjugation of these
imaginary cities , which were reputed to possess great riches in vessels of gold
and silver ...

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Macao

Macao

A Book With Ripped Out Pages Cities are fragile constructions , fluid realities ;
like a precipitate , they're the result of a constellation of elements converging at a
given moment in ... Macao was one of those imaginary cities that got under your ...

Author: Philippe Pons

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861891369

Category: History

Page: 135

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
Categories: History

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

Cities may seem a typically cultural phenomenon, but they are actually among
the most interesting, and certainly the ... it is possible to understand what function
that relationship has in the imaginary cities, but also to see what fantasy cities
can ...

Author: Stefan Ekman

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819573230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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First in-depth study of the use of landscape in fantasy literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW VOL CVIII

THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW VOL CVIII

Coronado ' s expedition was undertaken in 1540 , under the authority of Don
Antonio de Mendoza , Viceroy of New Spain , for the subjugation of these
imaginary cities , which were reputed to possess great riches in vessels of gold
and silver ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555037695

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History of Virginia for the Use of Schools

History of Virginia for the Use of Schools

... and in order to facilitate the building of towns , the House of Burgesses passed
a law that certain places along the river banks ... that they should have the great
inconvenience and expense of transporting their crops to these imaginary cities .

Author: Mary Tucker Magill

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001043615

Category: Virginia

Page: 258

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Categories: Virginia

The Urban Generation

The Urban Generation

imaginary. cities. and the Theatricalization of the Chinese "Bastards" BERENICE
REYNAUD Zhang Yuan's first feature film, Mama (1990)— awarded the
FIPRESCI Prize in Edinburgh — was hailed as "the first genuinely independent
movie ...

Author: Zhen Zhang

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822340747

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 447

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Since the early 1990s, while mainland China’s state-owned movie studios have struggled with financial and ideological constraints, an exciting alternative cinema has developed. Dubbed the “Urban Generation,” this new cinema is driven by young filmmakers who emerged in the shadow of the events at Tiananmen Square in 1989. What unites diverse directors under the “Urban Generation” rubric is their creative engagement with the wrenching economic and social transformations underway in China. Urban Generation filmmakers are vanguard interpreters of the confusion and anxiety triggered by the massive urbanization of contemporary China. This collection brings together some of the most recent original research on this emerging cinema and its relationship to Chinese society. The contributors analyze the historical and social conditions that gave rise to the Urban Generation, its aesthetic innovation, and its ambivalent relationship to China’s mainstream film industry and the international film market. Focusing attention on the Urban Generation’s sense of social urgency, its documentary impulses, and its representations of gender and sexuality, the contributors highlight the characters who populate this new urban cinema—ordinary and marginalized city dwellers including aimless bohemians, petty thieves, prostitutes, postal workers, taxi drivers, migrant workers—and the fact that these “floating urban subjects” are often portrayed by non-professional actors. Some essays concentrate on specific films (such as Shower and Suzhou River) or filmmakers (including Jia Zhangke and Zhang Yuan), while others survey broader concerns. Together the thirteen essays in this collection give a multifaceted account of a significant, ongoing cinematic and cultural phenomenon. Contributors. Chris Berry, Yomi Braester, Shuqin Cui, Linda Chiu-han Lai, Charles Leary, Sheldon H. Lu, Jason McGrath, Augusta Palmer, Bérénice Reynaud, Yaohua Shi, Yingjin Zhang, Zhang Zhen, Xueping Zhong
Categories: Performing Arts

Cities Citizens and Technologies

Cities  Citizens  and Technologies

2 Urban Grids and Urban Imaginary City to Cyberspace, Cyberspace to City The
ordered swirl of houses and streets, from this high angle, sprang at her now with
the same unexpected, astonishing clarity as the cir- cuit card had . . . there were ...

Author: Paula Geyh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135852207

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book is about the contemporary city and those who live in it. It is thus also about the urban world of the era (extending roughly from the 1960s to the present) that we see as postmodern, and specifically about how the postmodern city is changing under the impact of globalization and new information and communication technologies. In particular, Geyh explores how the urban spaces of postmodernity (parks, plazas, streets, sidewalks) and postmodern urban subjectivities and communities respond to and create each other – how they become mutually constructing. While there is much in this book about what makes a city "postmodern," its primary focus is on how the postmodern city is experienced by its inhabitants, and in this respect the book is also a study of everyday life in the postmodern era. As such, it deals not only with the ways in which the postmodern city has developed out of economic, technological, political, and cultural structures that are different from those of the modern city, but also with how the postmodern city changes our ways of knowing and experiencing the world and ourselves as postmodern urban subjects, as citizens of postmodernity.
Categories: Social Science