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    The case for obsolescence: thinking time and space in Joaquim Jorda's Numax presenta

    Balibrea, Mari Paz (2012) The case for obsolescence: thinking time and space in Joaquim Jorda's Numax presenta. In: Buffery, H. and Caulfield, C. (eds.) Barcelona: Visual Culture, Space and Power. Iberian and Latin American Studies. Cardiff, UK: University of Wales Press, pp. 73-88. ISBN 9780708324806.

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    Book synopsis: This richly illustrated volume brings together fresh insights into the changing urban space of Barcelona from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. The collection focuses primarily on the complicated relationship between environment, identity, and performance as they were seen, explored, and portrayed by countercultural and avant-garde artists and communities from the 1960s to today. Drawing crucial links between theory and practice, and aesthetics and environment—and paying particular attention to the role of the avant-garde in challenging and disrupting dominant art forms and uses of urban space—Barcelona presents a variety of perspectives and approaches, drawing on art history, cultural geography, performance studies, and institutional critique.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Distributed by University of Chicago Press
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Mari-Paz Balibrea Enriquez
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 13:21
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:31


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