Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

And here William H Whyte’s study on the use of urban spaces: Advertisements

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Paris, Capital of the 19th Century

Here is the link to the short film realized by Benjamin Bardou:

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Boulevard du Temple

This is the photograph I had in mind this morning, taken in 1838/1839 by Louis Daguerre. It shows Boulevard du Temple, a very busy street, but because of a 10-minute exposure time, only the man polishing shoes and his client … Continue reading

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Paris: Capital of the 19th Century Hi guys, here is a link I found pertaining to the video we watched in class. Paris: Capital of the 19th Century  

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The metropolis and the experience of modernity II

Readings for our second session are up on McGill Mycourses. Please post your comments here.

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A Spherical Montreal

An orange, a bagel, a geodesic dome; Decarie expressway, Fairmount or Saint-Viateur, and Ile Ste-Hélène; A representation of Montreal with three spheres

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Comments on readings

Comments on Walter benjamin; Paris capitale du XIXe siècle. Comments on form: As he notices the apparition of a panoramic literature, contemporary to the panorama itself, Benjamin takes us in a photographic essay on Paris.Benjamin uses the opening quotes with … Continue reading

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