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Merlin Coverley - Author

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Books by Merlin Coverley

Hauntology

Hauntology

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

The Art Of Wandering

The Art Of Wandering

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2020

Psychogeography

Psychogeography

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Psychogeography

Psychogeography

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2018

In recent years the term "e;psychogeography"e; has been used to illustrate a bewildering array of ideas from ley lines and the occult, to urban walking and political radicalism. But where does it come from and what exactly does it mean? This book examines the origins of psychogeography in the Paris of the 1950s, exploring the theoretical background and its political application in the work of Guy Debord and the Situationists. Psychogeography continues to find retrospective validation in much earlier traditions, from the visionary writing of William Blake and Thomas De Quincey to the rise of the flaneur and the avant-garde experimentation of the Surrealists. These precursors to psychogeography are discussed here alongside their modern counterparts, for today these ideas hold greater currency than ever through the popularity of writers and filmmakers such as Iain Sinclair, Will Self and Patrick Keiller. From the urban wanderer to the armchair traveller, psychogeography provides us with new ways of experiencing our environment, transforming the familiar streets of our everyday experience into something new and unexpected. Merlin Coverley conducts the reader through this process, providing an explanation of the terms involved and an analysis of the key figures and their works.

South

South

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2018

Occult London

Occult London

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2017

South

South

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2016

Psychogeography

Psychogeography

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2010

The term "e;psychogeography"e; is used to illustrate a bewildering array of ideas, from ley lines and the occult to urban walking and political radicalism-where does it come from and what exactly does it mean? Psychogeography is the point where psychology and geography meet in assessing the emotional and behavioral impact of urban space. The relationship between a city and its inhabitants is measured firstly through an imaginative and literary response, secondly on foot through walking the city. This creates a tradition of the writer as walker and has both a literary and a political component. This guide examines the origins of psychogeography in the Situationist Movement of the 1950s, exploring the theoretical background and its political applications as well as the work of early practitioners such as Guy Debord and Raoul Vaneigem. Elsewhere, psychogeographic ideas continue to find retrospective validation in much earlier traditions from the visionary writing of William Blake and Thomas De Quincey to the rise of the flaneur on the streets of 19th century Paris and on through the avant-garde experimentation of the Surrealists. These precursors are discussed here alongside their modern counterparts, for today these ideas hold greater currency than ever through the popularity of writers and filmmakers such as Iain Sinclair and Peter Ackroyd, Stewart Home and Patrick Keiller. This guide offers both an explanation and definition of the terms involved, an analysis of the key figures and their work, and practical information on psychogeographical groups and organizations.

Utopia

Utopia

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2010

Occult London

Occult London

Author: Merlin Coverley Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2008