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From Pompeii to Paris: ghostly cityscapes and the ruins of modernity in Théophile Gautier and Eugène Atget

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This article explores visions of urbanity in the second half of the nineteenth century through Théophile Gautier’s writings and Eugène Atget’s photography, where the city appears depopulated, disembodied, and haunted by the clutter of mundane urban furnishings. Viewed through the prism of a new discipline (archaeology) by Gautier and a new medium (photography) by Atget, ruined buildings, decaying streets, graffiti, and enseignes, cart tracks and dingy storefronts configure an aesthetics of mo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/02666286.2016.1159897

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Word and Image Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
251-263
Publication date:
2016-09-02
Acceptance date:
2014-09-25
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EISSN:
1943-2178
ISSN:
0266-6286
Pubs id:
pubs:1023338
URN:
uri:51df1d50-a77d-4bfb-a625-eb58d2f4d95a
UUID:
uuid:51df1d50-a77d-4bfb-a625-eb58d2f4d95a
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pubs:1023338
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English
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