Review Date:30 Jun 2009
In the words of its author, this engaging book ‘tells of the shadows of objects and of images in the brain and, as such, of the only realities that cannot entirely escape from appropriation’ (p. ix). The object in question is Florence, understood both as a material place and as a mythical construction.
Walls of Algiers. Narratives of the City Through Text and Image / eds. Zeynep Çelik, Frances Terpak, Julia Clancy-Smith
Review Date:28 Feb 2010
This is a beautifully illustrated book of serious scholarship and the three editors and the other contributing authors are to be congratulated.