Walls of Algiers. Narratives of the City through Text an Image

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Walls of Algiers. Narratives of the City through Text an Image

Description

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Catalogue de l'exposition Walls of Algiers réalisée par le Getty Center Institute.

Exposition en ligne :
http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/algiers/index.html

"Walls of Algiers" examines the historical processes that transformed Ottoman Algiers, the 'Bulwark of Islam', into 'Alger la blanche', the colonial urban showpiece - and, after the outbreak of revolution in 1954 - counter-model of France's global empire. In this volume, the city of Algiers serves as a case study for the analysis of the proactive and reactive social, political, technical, and artistic forces that generate a city's form. Visual sources - prints, photographs, paintings, architectural drawings, urban designs, and film - are treated as primary evidence that complements and even challenges textual documents. The contributors' wide-ranging but intersecting essays span the disciplines of art history, social and cultural history, urban studies, and film history. "Walls of Algiers" presents a multifaceted look at the social use of urban space in a North African city. Its contributors' innovative methodologies allow important insights into often overlooked aspects of life in a city whose name even today conjures up enchantment as well as incomprehensible violence. Contributors include Julia Clancy-Smith, Omar Carlier, Frances Terpak, Zeynep Celik, Eric Breitbart, Isabelle Grangaud, and Patricia M.E. Lorcin.

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Algérie
Alger

Créateur

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CELIK, Zeynep
CLANCY-SMITH, Julia
TERPAK, Frances

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Getty Research Institute 
University of Washington Press

Date

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2009

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