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The Peeps By Dan Dubowitz

The Peeps by Dan Dubowitz

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A book of photographs, interviews and commentary, recording the origins, recent past and current regeneration of the Ancoats area of Manchester

The Peeps Summary

The Peeps: Ancoats: the Presence of Absence by Dan Dubowitz

Ancoats, in Manchester, was once unimaginably different. One of the world's earliest industrial suburbs, it was dark and dense, noisy, frenetic, violent and unhealthy. It was also vibrant and creative. It had a striking vapour, sound and feel. The area today has undergone a striking regeneration. New streets, pavements and civic spaces have been laid down. A series of installations, known as The Peeps, have been created for the area. Built into the fabric of the buildings, the brass peep holes offer a fleeting glimpse of a walled-in space, a tunnel, a disused toilet, a bell tower, a gauge. Dan Dubowitz, given the title of 'cultural masterplanner', records through photographs, interviews, commentary and contemporaneous texts, the recent past and the current regeneration of the suburb. It is a fascinating, beautifully illustrated and designed volume that eloquently depicts the common narrative of industrialisation, slow decay and rebirth.

About Dan Dubowitz

Dan Dubowitz is a multi-disciplinary artist and photographer. Since 2003 he has developed cultural masterplans for the cities of Glasgow, Sunderland, Newcastle, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent.

Table of Contents

Preliminary notes: Dan Dubowitz Foreword: Sir Richard Leese Introduction: Lyn Fenton 1. Royal Passage 2. Canal Privy 3. Mary's Room 4. Pickleometer 5. Dixon's Resonator 6. Plasmometer 7. Jactin Floats 8. Drive 9. Clocking Off 10. Murray's Klaxon 11. Timepiece 12. Machine Room

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NPB9780719085529
9780719085529
0719085527
The Peeps: Ancoats: the Presence of Absence by Dan Dubowitz
New
Hardback
Manchester University Press
2011-06-30
144
N/A
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