Literary London

Geoffrey Chaucer (1434 – 1400 ) ,  Upper Thames Street Charles Dickens (1812-02-02 – 1870-06-09 ) , 48 Doughty Street Sigmund Freud (1856-05-06 – 1939-08-23 ) , 20 Maresfield Gdns NW3 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-05-22 – 1930-07-07 ) , 12 Tennison Road, South Norwood, SE25 Virginia Woolf (1882-01-25 – 1941-03-28 ) , 22 Hyde […]

The Education of a Graphic Designer, edited by Steven Heller

P113, Michael Worthington “Consider how writting has evolved through various technological advances (carving in stone, painting on paper, mechanised printing, etc…) It has always been a magical tool: has always had the ability to reconstruct images, meaning, events from an abstracts platform across space and time, between best friends and total strangers. Even though the […]

Cultural Consumption and Everyday Life (Cultural Studies in Practice), John Storey

P28 “Myths are the stories societies live by. They provide ways of conceptualising and understanding the world, and therefore they are crucial to a society’s efforts (always in the interests of dominant groups) to construct and maintain a sense of self-identity (in terms of acceptable sameness and unacceptable difference). For Barthes myth attempts to become […]

The Practice of Everyday Life, Michel de Certeau

The Practice of Everyday Life examines the ways in which people individualise mass culture, altering things, from utilitarian objects to street plans to rituals, laws and language, in order to make them their own. Published in French as L’invention du quotidien. The Practice of Everyday Life begins by pointing out that while social science possesses […]