Nils Norman: The Contemporary Picturesque

Nils Norman: The Contemporary Picturesque
Library Shelf Location ABC-NORM
Publication Date 2000

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The Contemporary Picturesque addresses two areas of contemporary architecture and design. One is the development of a repressive form of urban architecture and design: Nils Norman has collected photographs of devices incluing surface studs, crowd control barriers etc., that are created in order to control the ever increasing privatised space of inner cities.

This development is linked to a new definition of ‘public space’ and private property − an urban space that is owned, operated and policed by private interests and corporations. The other is the vernacular architecture of protest culture; the proliferation of impermanent, makeshift, low-impact architectural structures and designs (such as barricades, tree houses and protest camps) that aid activists in the occupation of privatised space. Using images and texts Norman shows the dialectical relationship between ‘power structures’ and their ‘subversive counterparts’.

ISBN 1870699432
Quantity 1
Editor Stefan Kalmar
Author Nils Norman
Format Paperback
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Nils Norman
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Photography, Artists' Books
Keyword Urban Landscape
Related City/Region London
Related Countries/Global Region Britain/UK, England
Language English

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