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de la Iglesia, Martin. "Hamburg’s warehouse district in Martin tom Dieck’s hundert Ansichten der Speicherstadt". 9th International Conference on Word and Image Studies, L'imaginaire / The Imaginary: Montreal, 22.–26. Aug. 2011. 
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Resource type: Conference Paper
Languages: English
BibTeX citation key: delaIglesiaa
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Keywords: "hundert Ansichten der Speicherstadt", Architecture, City, Germany, tom Dieck. Martin
Creators: de la Iglesia
Publisher: IAWIS/AIERTI (Montreal)
Collection: 9th International Conference on Word and Image Studies, L'imaginaire / The Imaginary
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Most texts that deal with Martin tom Dieck’s black-and-white comic hundert Ansichten der Speicherstadt (Zürich: Arrache Cœur, 1997, French title: Vortex) claim that it depicts the eponymous warehouse district (Speicherstadt) in Hamburg. As this paper shows, this claim is inaccurate: although the architecture in tom Dieck’s drawings clearly refers to buildings in the warehouse district, the differences in the details are so obvious, that to speak of a straightforward depiction of the Speicherstadt is oversimplifying. After a brief comparison with Christoph Schäfer’s picture book Die Stadt ist unsere Fabrik (Leipzig: Spector Books, 2010), the paper concludes with a discussion of the depiction of urban environments in general and in tom Dieck's book in particular.
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