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Urban Atmospheres: An Introduction

Urban Atmospheres: An Introduction ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Amy Catania Kulper and Diana Periton A photograph of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square shows the vast space as Amy Catania Kulper Taubman College of an urban living room where people pause to watch a large flat-screen Architecture and Urban television, perhaps thirty meters long. It shows a real-time video of the Planning, University of Michigan sunrise that is otherwise invisible through the city’s shroud of smog. akulper@umich.edu Urban atmospheres form the broad theme of this issue of Architecture Diana Periton and Culture – the moods, the weather, that are an essential part of a Leicester School of city’s constitution, vivifying and stultifying, benign or malignant. We Architecture, De Montfort have understood these atmospheres to be simultaneously real and University, Leicester dp_cs@mac.com imagined, both palpably, measurably there, and the product of an “urban imaginary,” a “mental or ideational field, conceptualized in imagery, Volume 3/Issue 2 July 2015 ree fl xive thought, and symbolic representation.” In either case, these pp 121–126 atmospheres are shared. We share the air we breathe, and the “images, DOI: 10.1080/ 20507828.2015.1066996 stories, legends etc.” of the contemporary urban imaginary (the papers here discuss films, television shows and radio plays, visual artworks and Reprints available http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Urban Atmospheres: An Introduction

Architecture and Culture , Volume 3 (2): 6 – May 4, 2015

Urban Atmospheres: An Introduction

Architecture and Culture , Volume 3 (2): 6 – May 4, 2015

Abstract

ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Amy Catania Kulper and Diana Periton A photograph of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square shows the vast space as Amy Catania Kulper Taubman College of an urban living room where people pause to watch a large flat-screen Architecture and Urban television, perhaps thirty meters long. It shows a real-time video of the Planning, University of Michigan sunrise that is otherwise invisible through the city’s shroud of smog. akulper@umich.edu Urban atmospheres form the broad theme of this issue of Architecture Diana Periton and Culture – the moods, the weather, that are an essential part of a Leicester School of city’s constitution, vivifying and stultifying, benign or malignant. We Architecture, De Montfort have understood these atmospheres to be simultaneously real and University, Leicester dp_cs@mac.com imagined, both palpably, measurably there, and the product of an “urban imaginary,” a “mental or ideational field, conceptualized in imagery, Volume 3/Issue 2 July 2015 ree fl xive thought, and symbolic representation.” In either case, these pp 121–126 atmospheres are shared. We share the air we breathe, and the “images, DOI: 10.1080/ 20507828.2015.1066996 stories, legends etc.” of the contemporary urban imaginary (the papers here discuss films, television shows and radio plays, visual artworks and Reprints available

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2050-7836
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2050-7828
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10.1080/20507828.2015.1066996
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Abstract

ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Amy Catania Kulper and Diana Periton A photograph of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square shows the vast space as Amy Catania Kulper Taubman College of an urban living room where people pause to watch a large flat-screen Architecture and Urban television, perhaps thirty meters long. It shows a real-time video of the Planning, University of Michigan sunrise that is otherwise invisible through the city’s shroud of smog. akulper@umich.edu Urban atmospheres form the broad theme of this issue of Architecture Diana Periton and Culture – the moods, the weather, that are an essential part of a Leicester School of city’s constitution, vivifying and stultifying, benign or malignant. We Architecture, De Montfort have understood these atmospheres to be simultaneously real and University, Leicester dp_cs@mac.com imagined, both palpably, measurably there, and the product of an “urban imaginary,” a “mental or ideational field, conceptualized in imagery, Volume 3/Issue 2 July 2015 ree fl xive thought, and symbolic representation.” In either case, these pp 121–126 atmospheres are shared. We share the air we breathe, and the “images, DOI: 10.1080/ 20507828.2015.1066996 stories, legends etc.” of the contemporary urban imaginary (the papers here discuss films, television shows and radio plays, visual artworks and Reprints available

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Published: May 4, 2015

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