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'Spatial images', wrote the German cultural theorist, Siegfried Kracauer, 'are the desires of society. anywhere the hieroglyphics of any spatial picture are deciphered, there the root of social fact offers itself.' yet how precisely are those spatial photos to be deciphered? 
Hieroglyphics of Space addresses this query with a sequence of insightful essays on many of the nice metropolitan centres of the area. From political interpretations to gendered analyses, from equipment of mapping to filmic representations, and from experiences in intake to financial surveys, the quantity bargains more than a few thoughts for examining and experiencing the trendy city.

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