Locus of the City

Gordon Brennan, Karen Forbes Visser

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Title of Output: Locus of the City
Author(s): Gordon Brennan, Karen Forbes.
Date(s) of Output: January 2008
Type of Output: Book
Venue or Publisher: ECA / VARIE
URL or DOI (if available): ISBN: 9781904443148
Other details: The city is both a theatre of collective events and individual stories. Edinburgh is a city of extremes, sharp polarities of light and darkness. It carries vivid connotations of history and gnarled experience. Yet, as with any city, familiarity can breed, if not contempt, a sense of being anaesthetized to what makes it unique.
Locus of the City examines the potential of the Grassmarket - an area in the heart of Edinburgh - in terms of its narratives and visual codes, to define its past, current and future state. Looking at the city from numerous perspectives - the geologist, architectural historian, museum curator, architect, minister, astronomer, artist, lawyer, inhabitant - it places these perceptions within a multi-layered matrix which is embodied in the site.
Including new commissioned artwork, this innovative book is about seeing afresh the interconnections and meanings of place and context.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages120
ISBN (Print)9781904443148
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2008


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