REVIEWS | EXCERPT | CONTENTS | AUTHOR BIO | SUBJECT CATEGORIES

A groundbreaking exploration of how filmmaking, architecture, and urban planning shaped and were shaped by mass protest movements in and around 1968

Architectures of Revolt

The Cinematic City circa 1968

Search the full text of this book



Edited by Mark Shiel

Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the worldwide mass protest movements of 1968-against war, imperialism, racism, poverty, misogyny, and homophobia-the exciting anthology Architectures of Revolt explores the degree to which the real events of political revolt in the urban landscape in 1968 drove change in the attitudes and practices of filmmakers and architects alike.

In and around 1968, as activists and filmmakers took to the streets, commandeering public space, buildings, and media attention, they sought to re-make the urban landscape as an expression of utopian longing or as a dystopian critique of the established order. In Architectures of Revolt, the editor and contributors chronicle city-specific case studies from Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Chicago to New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Tokyo. The films discussed range from avant-garde and agitprop shorts to mainstream narrative feature films. All of them share a focus on the city and, often, particular streets and buildings as places of political contestation and sometimes violence, which the medium of cinema was uniquely equipped to capture.

Contributors include: Stephen Barber, Stanley Corkin, Jesse Lerner, Jon Lewis, Gaetana Marrone, Jennifer Stob, Andrew Webber and the editor.

BACK TO TOP

About the Author(s)

Mark Shiel is Reader in Film Studies and Urbanism in the Department of Film Studies at King's College London. He is the author of Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles and Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City, and the co-editor of Screening the City and Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context.

BACK TO TOP

Subject Categories

Urban Studies
Cinema Studies
Community Organizing and Social Movements

In the Series

Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy

The Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy Series, edited by David Stradling, Larry Bennett, and Davarian Baldwin, was founded by the late Zane L. Miller to publish books that examine past and contemporary cities, focusing on cultural and social issues. The editors seek proposals that analyze processes of urban change relevant to the future of cities and their metropolitan regions, and that examine urban and regional planning, environmental issues, and urban policy studies, thus contributing to ongoing debates.

BACK TO TOP

  

© 2018 Temple University. All Rights Reserved. This page: http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/2264_reg.html