Visualising the City: Introduction

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The city beckons us, employs us, thrills us and alarms us. Whether contextualised within a film narrative or engaged with in everyday life, for many of us the urban environment is a defining feature of living in the twenty-first century. A few years ago, a student informed me that he wished to write on an aspect of ‘the city in film’, and asked which books he should consult. We explored what turned out to be a rich seam of recent publications on film and the urban experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-628
Number of pages107
JournalThe Journal of Architecture
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • film studies
  • urbanism
  • film history
  • representations of the city
  • photographic history


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