chapter  6
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THE CITY IN THE FIELD OF VISION

Here, I am concerned with different ways in which we see the surrounding world and envisage our involvement in it. I am concerned with how vision is implicated in the creation of a world of meaning and imaginary significations. And I have chosen to pursue my inquiry in relation to how vision is brought to bear on the city and the urban scene-for, as James Donald argues, we may think of the city in terms of a ‘mode of seeing’, a ‘structure of visibility’.1