Some Cities

Some Cities

Number of page: 223
Author: Victor Burgin
Publisher: University of California Press
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Category: Architecture

At once poetic and provocative, Victor Burgin’s Some Cities deftly juxtaposes photographs and texts in a manner that invites comparisons to the urban essays of filmmaker Chris Marker and cultural critic Walter Benjamin. Best known for his artistic exploration of the divergent realities of images and words, Burgin is a gifted practitioner of montage with an acute sensitivity to all that is vibrant, uncanny, and appealing in the contemporary metropolis.Some Cities collects thoughts, places, and photographs along a life route that has taken the author from the North of England to his present home in northern California. From the cherry blossoms in a Tokyo park, to the skyscrapers of Singapore, it presents a series of stunning close-ups of the multicultural character of the late twentieth-century metropole.The itinerary of his book includes stops in Berlin, Warsaw, Woomera, New York, and the islands of Stromboli and Tobago. A prime example of the