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Title The urban lifeworld : formation, perception, representation / edited by Peter Madsen and Richard Plunz.

Published London : Routledge, 2001.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  711.40948913 URBA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 460 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Part I Formation -- 1 City: Culture: Nature: The New York Wilderness and the Urban Sublime / Richard Plunz 45 -- 2 Framing the Urban Development: Choices: Policies, Planners, Market, Participation / Peder Boas Jensen 82 -- 3 Layered City / Peter Marcuse 94 -- 4 Copenhagen: Formation, Change and Urban Life / Jens Kvorning 115 -- 5 Spotting Modern Copenhagen / Helle Bogelund-Hansen, Birgitte Darger, Hans Ovesen 136 -- 6 Midtown Manhattan at Midcentury: Lever House and the International Style in the City / Joan Ockman 177 -- Part II Perception -- 7 Permeable Boundaries: Domesticity in Post-war New York / Gwendolyn Wright 207 -- 8 Machine in the City: Phenomenology and Everyday Life in New-York / Grahame Shane 218 -- 9 Imaging New York: Representations and Perceptions of the City / Andrea Kahn 237 -- 10 Four Ways of Overlooking Copenhagen in Steen Eiler Rasmussen / Henrik Reeh 252 -- Part III Representation -- 11 Ashcan Artists: Journalism, Art and Metropolitan Life / Robert W. Snyder 279 -- 12 Imagined Urbanity: Novelistic Representations of Copenhagen / Peter Madsen 293 -- 13 Urban Life as Entertainment: New York and Copenhagen in the Mid-nineteenth Century / Martin Zerlang 314 -- 14 Double Erasure of Times Square / M. Christine Boyer 330 -- 15 Musical (Theater) as Equipment for Urban Living / Michael Eigtved 353 -- 16 Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger at Times Square / Anne Ring Petersen 366.
Summary These essays, the result of detailed research, contribute to the understanding of the cultural role of cities by offering a new approach to the analysis of the urban experience. Two major cities, New York and Copenhagen, are used as vehicles for this exploration of sociological, anthropological and esthetic issues. Contributions by academics in the field of literature bring new insight to this comparative work.
Other author Madsen, Peter, 1944-
Plunz, Richard.
Subject City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York.
City and town life -- Denmark -- Copenhagen.
ISBN 0415234034
0415231779 (paperback) £22.00