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Textures of silence in Claire Denis’s Beau Travail (1999)

The Place of Silence : Architecture / Media / Philosophy

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The cinematic medium has a unique capacity to make us feel silence – to amplify its material dimensions. As film sound theorist Michel Chion writes: ‘Any silence makes us feel exposed, as if we were laying bare our own listening, but also...

Africa since 1914

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Africa’s transformation in the twentieth century was total. In less than one hundred years, colonialism on the continent was defeated by a wave of resistance that liberated of hundreds of millions of people and created dozens of new...