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Cartographies of New York and Other Postwar American Cities

Art, Literature and Urban Spaces

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Cartographies of New York and Other Postwar American Cities by Monica Manolescu
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Cartographies of New York and Other Postwar American Cities: Art, Literature and Urban Spaces explores phenomena of urban mapping in the discourses and strategies of a variety of postwar artists and practitioners of space: Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, Vito Acconci, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Smithson, Rebecca Solnit, Matthew Buckingham, contemporary Situationist projects. The distinctive approach of the book highlights the interplay between texts and site-oriented practices, which have often been treated separately in critical discussions. Monica Manolescu considers spatial investigations that engage with the historical and social conditions of the urban environment and reflect on its mediated nature. Cartographic procedures that involve walking and surveying are interpreted as unsettling and subversive possibilities of representing and navigating the postwar American city. The book posits mapping as a critical nexus that opens up new ways of studying some of the most important postwar artistic engagements with New York and other American cities.

Author Biography

Monica Manolescu is Associate Professor of English at the University of Strasbourg, France. She has published a study of Vladimir Nabokov's geographies and co-authored a companion to Lolita. She has also written articles on 20th-century and contemporary American literature and art.
Release date Australia
October 19th, 2018
Pages
254
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
12 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 254 p. 12 illus.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN-13
9783319986623
Product ID
28254926

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