Paper Cities: Urban Portraits in Photographic Books

Susana S. Martins (Editor/Coordinator), Anne Reverseau (Editor/Coordinator)

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


Thought-provoking case studies on cities, photographs and books. Photographic books are almost as old as photography itself, and the city is one of their first and more recurring themes. Cities have been, and they continue to be, intensely photographed under a wide variety of forms, materialities, intentions and genres. This volume examines how a city can be moulded through the particularities of a photographic book, suggesting how urban portraits configure an overlooked, yet quite specific, photo-textual practice. Ranging from early photography to contemporary works, Paper Cities gathers thought-provoking case studies from several international contexts, providing new insights into art, material culture, history, heritage and memory, while simultaneously illuminating the debate on cities, photographs and books.

This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

Contributors: Steven Jacobs (Ghent University), Simon Dell (University of East Anglia), Hugh Campbell (University College Dublin), Steven Humblet (LUCA School of Arts), Chris Balaschak (Flagler College), Annarita Teodosio (University of Salerno), Cecile Laly (Université Paris I), Mónica Pacheco (University College London), Douglas Klahr (University of Texas), Johanna M. Blokker (Bamberg University), Philip Goldswain (University of Western Australia).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherLeuven University Press
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)9789462700581
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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