The Man of the Crowd by Elisabeth Tonnard

  • Year 2012

Book recommended by Chris Burnett.

The book reprocesses Edgar Allen Poe’s famous tale about viewing and being viewed in city streets through a modern encounter with a digital camera. The optical perplexities of appearance and disappearance collapse observing, reading and writing into a concentrated process of scanning.

This book is part of Books and the City Symposium which took place in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from 22–24 June 2016. Organised by Maastricht University, NL, the Van Eyck Academie, NL, and the University of Canterbury, NZ.

Books and the City Symposium