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Architectures of Revolt : The Cinematic City circa 1968 - (Paperback)

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Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the worldwide mass protest movements of 1968—against war, imperialism, racism, poverty, misogyny, and homophobia—the exciting anthology Architectures of Revolt explores the degree to which the real events of political revolt in the urban landscape in 1968 drove change in the attitudes and practices of filmmakers and architects alike.

In and around 1968, as activists and filmmakers took to the streets, commandeering public space, buildings, and media attention, they sought to re-make the urban landscape as an expression of utopian longing or as a dystopian critique of the established order. In Architectures of Revolt, the editor and contributors chronicle city-specific case studies from Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Chicago to New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Tokyo. The films discussed range from avant-garde and agitprop shorts to mainstream narrative feature films. All of them share a focus on the city and, often, particular streets and buildings as places of political contestation and sometimes violence, which the medium of cinema was uniquely equipped to capture.

Contributors include: Stephen Barber, Stanley Corkin, Jesse Lerner, Jon Lewis, Gaetana Marrone, Jennifer Stob, Andrew Webber, and the editor.

Number of Pages: Xii, 247 pages :
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Media Studies, Film, Sociology
Series Title: Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Temple Univ Pr
Book theme: Urban, History & Criticism
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2018
TCIN: 53475216
UPC: 9781439910047
Item Number (DPCI): 248-71-9231
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