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De lege stad in literatuur en fotografie: van romantische utopie naar kritische heteretopie

Steven Jacobs (UGent) and Bart Keunen (UGent)
(2006) SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN. 48(2). p.173-187
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Usually, the metropolis is associated with kaleidoscopic density. Both the modern novel and street photography celebrate the urban bustle. This essay, however, focuses on the motif of the deserted city that also has been important in various artistic disciplines. In photography, the motif originated from technical limitations but quickly turned into a token of aesthetic sophistication. Often, these pictures played with or were based on aroused associations that were also part of literary urban images. By means of the motif of the empty city, three kinds of critical positions vis-h-vis modernity were developed. First, a romantic hostility to the city, which is interiorised in the city itself Second, a proto-modernist attitude accepting urbanization and adapting the romantic sublime to modernity. Third, by referring to dreams and hallucinations, the empty city produces a heterotopic: alternative to the rationalized spaces of the everyday.

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Jacobs, Steven, and Bart Keunen. “De Lege Stad in Literatuur En Fotografie: Van Romantische Utopie Naar Kritische Heteretopie.” SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, vol. 48, no. 2, 2006, pp. 173–87.
APA
Jacobs, S., & Keunen, B. (2006). De lege stad in literatuur en fotografie: van romantische utopie naar kritische heteretopie. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, 48(2), 173–187.
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Jacobs, Steven, and Bart Keunen. 2006. “De Lege Stad in Literatuur En Fotografie: Van Romantische Utopie Naar Kritische Heteretopie.” SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN 48 (2): 173–87.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Jacobs, Steven, and Bart Keunen. 2006. “De Lege Stad in Literatuur En Fotografie: Van Romantische Utopie Naar Kritische Heteretopie.” SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN 48 (2): 173–187.
Vancouver
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Jacobs S, Keunen B. De lege stad in literatuur en fotografie: van romantische utopie naar kritische heteretopie. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN. 2006;48(2):173–87.
IEEE
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S. Jacobs and B. Keunen, “De lege stad in literatuur en fotografie: van romantische utopie naar kritische heteretopie,” SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 173–187, 2006.
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  journal      = {{SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN}},
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  title        = {{De lege stad in literatuur en fotografie: van romantische utopie naar kritische heteretopie}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/SDL.48.2.2019426}},
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