Antonio López García's Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy Of Painting by Benjamin FraserAntonio López García's Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy Of Painting by Benjamin Fraser

Antonio López García's Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy Of Painting

byBenjamin Fraser

Hardcover | August 26, 2014

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Antonio López García's Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy of Painting carries the reader on an interdisciplinary journey through painting, philosophy, art criticism, Spanish literature and film, history and culture, immigration, architecture, urban planning, and more. Appropriate for general readers from numerous disciplines and with rigorous endnotes appealing to the specialist, each chapter is inspired by a single image by the Spanish artist (Gran Vía, Madrid desde Torres Blancas, and Madrid desde la Torre de Bomberos de Vallecas).
Benjamin Fraser is professor and chair of foreign languages and literatures in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University.
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Title:Antonio López García's Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy Of PaintingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:150 pages, 9.34 × 6.35 × 0.63 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Bucknell University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611485738

ISBN - 13:9781611485738

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Table of Contents

ContentsList of IllustrationsNote on TranslationsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChronologyIntroduction: Antonio López García's Everyday Urban WorldsOneGran Vía (1974-1981)TwoMadrid desde Torres Blancas (1974-1982)ThreeMadrid desde la torre de bomberos de Vallecas (1990-2006)Epilogue: El sol del membrillo (1992)BibliographyAbout the AuthorIndex

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Taking his cue from López García, a self-described tireless city stroller, Fraser expertly moves through vast expanses of urban time and space to peel back the layers of each locale's discursive palimpsest, integrating commentary of well-known representations of Madrid created by the capital city's most attentive observers (like authors Larra, Mesonero Romanos, Galdós, Martín Santos, and filmmakers Nieves Conde or Amenábar); histories of turn-of-the-century urban expansion, postwar speculation, immigration and neighborhood associations; and urban philosophy, especially the work of Henri Lefebvre. Fraser's great achievement is to present the landscapes in López's communiqués as a deeply human invitation for us to connect the lived spaces of the city with a greater understanding of our contemporary urban condition.