Author(s): Harvey Benge
This collection combines humour and mystery to present a view of contemporary urban life. It features photographs from many cities including London, New York, Paris, Rome, Auckland and Sydney. Directed by signs, lights, warnings, we are encouraged to conform. But there are signs of dissent - small anarchies for the observant - unexpected intrusions by the untamed world into this controlled and controlling environment. The author sets out to illuminate these intrusions and offer up their mystery and their intrigue. He also maps the ambiguities and tensions in the urban environment of the late 20th-century.