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Published: 01 September 2014
Figure 1 Digital rendering of the 189-floor Azerbaijan Tower, set on the Khazar Islands. Courtesy of Avesta Concern Figure 1. Digital rendering of the 189-floor Azerbaijan Tower, set on the Khazar Islands. Courtesy of Avesta Concern More
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Published: 01 September 2014
Figure 6 The Flame Towers, seen by night from the walled inner city. Photograph by author Figure 6. The Flame Towers, seen by night from the walled inner city. Photograph by author More
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Public Culture (1 January 2001) 13 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2001
... importance of working on translation in conjunction with the global onslaught of English as a universal language, a Tower of Babel resurrected after its initial fall and relentlessly dedicated to one language über alles.8 Of course, in the history of aesthetics, the...
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Public Culture (1 September 1997) 9 (3): 329–354.
Published: 01 September 1997
... Clock Time-telling, on the other hand, conveyed a standard official time to a large population. The principal instrument for this purpose was a drum tower (some- times coupled with a bell tower). A drum-tower was not a “clock” because it did not compute time and did not record the passage of...
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Public Culture (1 March 2013) 25 (2 70): 249–260.
Published: 01 March 2013
... surveillance tower juts out of the ground, its ominous red lights providing Adobe its first- ever semblance of a sky- line. New installations support wireless communications in places that still don’t have telephone poles. Old cattle guards have been moved from their arbitrary loca- tion at the outskirts...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 465–485.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... We wonder at the views the photographer shows us. Some are confounding: a woman at work on her barge walks a gangplank in stilettos; men huddle in neon- lit gambling rooms under belching cooling towers; teenagers sit immobile in the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
... seconds. They struck the ground at just less than 150 miles per hour—not fast enough to cause unconsciousness while falling, but fast enough to ensure instant death on impact. People jumped from all four sides of the north tower. They jumped alone, in pairs and in groups” ( Cauchon and Moore 2002 ). Only...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 351–352.
Published: 01 September 2018
... violence). Our second section begins with Diego Cagüeñas’s haunting, beautiful essay on those who leaped to their death from the Twin Towers on September 11—a day, he suggests, when it was impossible to commit suicide. Cagüeñas presents an idea of “reserved rapture” to make sense of transcendence in a...
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Public Culture (1 May 2010) 22 (2): 369–397.
Published: 01 May 2010
... international architects have attained a superstar status once reserved for practitioners of more popu- lar art forms. The romance between Ole Scheeren — the Koolhaas protégé and partner overseeing the construction of the China Central Television (CCTV) tower in...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 217–219.
Published: 01 May 2017
... celebrity and shows how celebrity is often an “obscene object of desire.” Our interview is with Margaret Lock, a towering figure in the social studies of medicine. Eugene Raikhel speaks with Lock about her career, traveling through her various projects and developments. And excitingly, Raikhel gets Lock...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 47–65.
Published: 01 May 1992
... “Metamorphoses at Sydney Tower.”3 I should make it clear that my invoca- tion of “the death of history” has nothing to do with Francis Fukuyama’s well-publicised but nevertheless vulgar Hegelianism.4 I fmd it more pro- ductive for my purpose to engage with the interesting way Moms raises the Said...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 501–528.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Figure 1 Digital rendering of the 189-floor Azerbaijan Tower, set on the Khazar Islands. Courtesy of Avesta Concern Figure 1. Digital rendering of the 189-floor Azerbaijan Tower, set on the Khazar Islands. Courtesy of Avesta Concern ...
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Public Culture (1 May 2001) 13 (2): 325–328.
Published: 01 May 2001
... eaten. Inside, a windmill and a cannon fashioned from bread would greet them; so too would a Styrofoam Eiffel Tower and casually leaning Tower of Pisa. There would be vases carved from watermelon rind that resembled pieces of Venetian glass, game fowl carved from...
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Public Culture (1 May 2001) 13 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 May 2001
... too would a Styrofoam Eiffel Tower and casually leaning Tower of Pisa. There would be vases carved from watermelon rind that resembled pieces of Venetian glass, game fowl carved from apples, Gaudí-inspired pastries, and numerous questions about the tools that had...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 447–449.
Published: 01 September 2012
... denomination with deep roots in Calvinism transformed a drive-­in movie theater into a towering chapel of glass and steel, hung with giant video screens, and so helped give rise to a style of congregation that now domi- nates much of American religion. Together, these essays invite us to rethink the...
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Public Culture (1 January 1988) 1 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 January 1988
... middle class in- habitants who want to decorate it, government officials who want to add office buildings, speculators who want to fill its empty spaces with prof- itable apartment towers, workers and maids who want to live where they work, only by an appeal to an equally modem (if not modernist...
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Public Culture (1 May 2008) 20 (2): 307–320.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of deadline urbanism: the future arrives too late.5 There are reported plans for an even bigger skyscraper to be built near the World Finan- cial Center and Jinmao Tower in Pudong that will sink the competition.6 At SUPEH, you can travel “Shanghai within...
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Public Culture (1 January 2006) 18 (1): 23–52.
Published: 01 January 2006
... drift toward each other, unite with a marked man, wrestle, kiss, and part again while Judi Dench reads sonnets in occasional voiceover.19 The whole is under the uncertain surveillance of a radar tower. Jim Ellis...
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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 119–126.
Published: 01 January 2010
... mirrored pan- parameters for behavior were rendered in flux or els and functioned as an inverted panopticon, or sur- illegible. Lines were blurred between contradictory veillance tower. Upon entering the “pod,” would-be states of being: paranoia and security, privacy and voyeurs instantly...
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Public Culture (1 January 2007) 19 (1): 23–27.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., the “lost moments” that are being symbolically recuperated all draw on specific national traditions and images of autonomy and self-governance: the grandeur of the Incas, the cult of towering figures like Bolívar or Juárez, the...