The Peeps: Ancoats: the presence of absence by Dan DubowitzThe Peeps: Ancoats: the presence of absence by Dan Dubowitz

The Peeps: Ancoats: the presence of absence

byDan Dubowitz

Hardcover | June 30, 2011

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Ancoats, in Manchester, was once unimaginably different. One of the world's earliest industrial suburbs, it was dark and dense, noisy, frenetic, violent, and unhealthy. It was also vibrant and creative. It had a striking vapor, sound, and feel. The area today has undergone a striking regeneration. New streets, pavements, and civic spaces have been laid down. A series of installations, known as The Peeps, have been created for the area. Built into the fabric of the buildings, the brass peep holes offer a fleeting glimpse of a walled-in space, a tunnel, a disused toilet, a bell tower, a gauge. Dan Dubowitz, given the title of "cultural masterplanner," records through photographs, interviews, commentary, and contemporaneous texts, the recent past and the current regeneration of the suburb. It is a fascinating, beautifully illustrated and designed volume that eloquently depicts the common narrative of industrialization, slow decay, and rebirth.

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Dan Dubowitz is a multi-disciplinary artist and photographer. Since 2003, he has developed cultural masterplans for the UK cities of Glasgow, Sunderland, Newcastle, Manchester, and Stoke-on-Trent.
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Title:The Peeps: Ancoats: the presence of absenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 11.18 × 8.9 × 0.71 inPublished:June 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0719085527

ISBN - 13:9780719085529

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Table of Contents

Preliminary notes: Dan Dubowitz * Foreword: Sir Richard Leese * Introduction: Lyn Fenton * Royal Passage * Canal Privy * Mary’s Room * Pickleometer * Dixon’s Resonator * Plasmometer * Jactin Floats * Drive * Clocking Off * Murray’s Klaxon * Timepiece * Machine Room