Media Houses

Architecture, Media, and the Production of Centrality

Editors
Staffan Ericson, Kristina Riegert

Publisher
Peter Lang

Description

In much recent theory, the media are described as ephemeral, ubiquitous, and de-localized. Yet the activity of modern media can be traced to spatial centers that are tangible enough – some even monumental. This book offers multidisciplinary and historical perspectives on the buildings of some of the world’s major media institutions. Paradoxically, as material and aesthetic manifestations of mediated centers of power, they provide sites to the siteless and solidity to the immaterial. The authors analyse the ways that architectural form and organization reflect different eras, media technologies, ideologies, and relations with the public in media houses from New York and Silicon Valley to London, Moscow, and Beijing.

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Details

  • Type:
    Anthology (peer reviewed)
  • Published:
    2010
  • Publisher:
  • Language:
    English
  • ISBN:
    9781433105838
  • Edition:
    1st
  • Pages:
    217

About the Editor

Kristina Riegert

Kristina Riegert is Professor in Media & Communication Studies, having held a position as Lecturer in Journalism and a PhD in Political Science. Read more

Reference

Ericson, S. and Riegert, K. (eds.). (2010). Media Houses: Architecture, Media, and the Production of Centrality. New York: Peter Lang.