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Klara minnesbilder: Fotografi, förändring och hågkomst i det moderna Stockholms centrum vid nittonhundratalets mitt
Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Uppsatsen utforskar några omständigheter kring vilka de omfattande förändringarna i Stockholms centrala delar vid mitten av 1900-talet dokumenterats, i första hand genom fotografiska bilder. I de "minnesböcker" där dessa bilder står i förgrunden får "Klarakvarteren" i en viss mening stå som symbol för det moderna Stockholm i och med anläggandet av den nya centralstationen på 1870-talet, samt genom att utgöra den självklara platsen för otaliga tidningsredaktioner, hotell och kaféer. Som sinnebilden för det moderna stadslivet i Stockholm är "Klarakvarteren" förbundna med en annan viktig aspekt av moderniteten: den fotografiska bilden. "Klarakvarteren" finns idag, i spåren efter den omfattande omdaningen av stadskärnan, i allt väsentligt enbart kvar som minnesbilder i form av text och fotografier. Genom att undersöka en i sammanhanget central fotografisk bok, med en längre essä av Per Wästberg tillika fotografier av Lennart af Petersens, som i många år arbetat som fotograf för Stockholms stad, hoppas föreliggande uppsats kunna väcka frågor kring hur minnen, fotografier och tillvaron i den moderna staden kan sägas gå samman i dessa "minnesböcker" som publicerats under, liksom efter, dessa storskaliga arkitektoniska förändringar.

Abstract [en]

This essay explores some of the circumstances under which the extensive changes in central Stockholm in the mid 20th century were documented, primarily by means of photographic pictures. In a certain sense, "Klarakvarteren" stands as a symbol of  modernity, and in certain books featuring these documentary photographs "Klarakvarteren" has, as such, been epitomized as the centre of modern Stockholm following the construction of the new Central station in the 1870s, in addition to being the obvious location of numerous editorial offices and many hotels and cafés. As a symbol of modern city life in Stockholm, "Klarakvarteren" also relates to another key feature of modernity: the photographic image. Following the total reconstruction of the city centre, "Klarakvarteren" in this day essentially consists of memory images in the form of texts or photographs. In examining a central photographic book featuring an extensive essay by author Per Wästberg as well as pictures by Lennart af Petersens, long in service as photographer with the City of Stockholm, this essay hopes to uncover how certain questions of memory, photographic images and modern urban life are intertwined in respect to these "memory books" published during, as well as after, these large-scale architectural changes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Klarakvarteren, photography, urbanity, modernity, Stockholm, Lennart af Petersens, Per Wästberg
Keyword [sv]
Klarakvarteren, fotografi, urbanitet, modernitet, Stockholm, Lennart af Petersens, Per Wästberg
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-5657OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-5657DiVA: diva2:390763
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-01-24 Created: 2011-01-24 Last updated: 2011-01-24Bibliographically approved

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