As traces left behind by the last 200 years of profound historical change, architecture and photography contribute both to the contemporary skyline and to our image of the past. Their common history provides an indispensable background to discussions of what has been called the contemporary past – modernity considered as an open problem rather than a closed historical period. In both cases, an irregular border can be traced between the discursive and its opposite, the material. The intersection offers an interesting confrontation between traditional academic historiography and the artistic application of historical perspectives, an exploration of the contemporary past. Thanks to Art & Theory (Stockholm).
186 pages, 22 x 28 cm, paperback, Art & Theory (Stockholm).