Archive for Articles in Books

A number of my longer articles have appeared in edited or co-authored books.  These are described here.

Drawing by Andrzej Krauze, 2007

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Emanuel Litvinoff’s Journey Through a Small Planet »

May 24th, 2008 | Posted in: Articles in Books, London, News and Previews (past)

‘When I was nineteen the whole world flashed around my ears, all my false standards of values crumbled, everything that I had been sure of – the touch and quality of stone, the meaning of eating and sleeping and suffering, the texture of civilisation, all collapsed and left me in darkness. The world no longer existed. I was dead in some nightmarish way. . .’

–Emanuel Litvinoff to his younger brother Barnet, 9 July 1940.

‘Redeeming the Makeshift’ – on David Spero’s photographs of Churches »

October 7th, 2007 | Posted in: Articles in Books, News and Previews (past)

An appreciative afterword published in David Spero, Churches, London: SteidlMACK, October 2007.

The Quaysides of Brick Lane: Walking with Emanuel Litvinoff »

October 7th, 2006 | Posted in: Articles in Books

Published in Iain Sinclair (ed.), London: City of Disappearances, London: Hamish Hamilton, 2006, pp. 233-253.

Facing up to the subterranean stream: the challenge of Robin Blaser’s libretto »

August 1st, 2001 | Posted in: Articles General, Articles in Books, Literature, Music

About the libretto, by Robin Blaser, of Harrison Birtwistle’s opera, ‘The Last Supper’. Written for Glyndbourne Festival Opera, the first version was published in the seasonal programme book, Glyndbourne 2001, pp. 174-9.

The Poliscar – not a tank but a war machine for people-without-apartments »

January 12th, 1992 | Posted in: Art & its applications, Articles General, Articles in Books, War & peace

On Krzysztof Wodiczko and a ‘public intervention device’ designed in 1991 to address the condition of the homeless in New York City. As published in Krzysztof Wodiczko: instruments, projeccions, vehicles, Barcelona: Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 1992, pp. 259-285.

How the Red Telephone Box became Part of Britain’s National Heritage »

August 5th, 1988 | Posted in: Articles General, Articles in Books, Heritage & History

In the late 1980s, just before the triumph of mobile phone technology, a heated debate took place about privatization and its effect on Britain’s red telephone boxes. The first version of this argument was published as ‘On a ring and a prayer’, New Statesman and Society, 5 August 1988. A revised version was incorporated into A Journey Through Ruins (1991). It later underwent further slight modifications to appear as ‘How Privatization turned Britain’s Red Telephone Kiosk into an Archive of the Welfare State’ in Francis X Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg (eds.), Archives, Documentation, and Institutions of Social Memory: Essays from the Sawyer Seminar, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006, pp. 207-14.