Urban Memory and Visual Culture in Berlin

Framing the Asynchronous City, 1957-2012

Simon Ward

Urban Memory and Visual Culture in Berlin

Simon Ward

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

224 pages | 20 halftones | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2016
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9789089648532 Published August 2016 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
As sites of continual change and transformation, cities are fundamentally forgetful places. Yet at the same time, urban areas are also homes to museums and archives that collect and exhibit the past, making it a key cultural, political, and economic activity. This book looks at that paradox through the example of Berlin to see how the city has responded to challenges to memory created by rapid changes in politics, economics, society, and the built environment, ultimately arguing that the recovery of the experience of time is central to the practices of an emergent memory culture in the contemporary city.
 
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