F.to: 25×20; pagg. 160; 70 COL; rileg. rigida.
Editore: Steidl, New York, 2010.
What Parisian shopping arcades were to the nineteenth century and capitalism, Dubai’s luxurious mega-malls are to the new millennium and late capitalism. The Baudelairean flaneur, who patrolled the avenues as a detached observer, today is replaced by the phoneur, a wired wanderer who uses a cell phone to text, call, Web-surf and snap digital images on the fly. The ubiquitous cellphone c amer a has already become a valid tool of civilian journalism. Included is an essay by Columbia University art historian, Jonathan Crary, who considers the implications of Sternfeld’s mobile gaze.