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        • Order and Memory
          Imagining Ghent around 1900

        Abstract
        This text takes the work of photographer Edmond Sacré (1851–1921) as a starting point to investigate the imagery of the Belgian city of Ghent. Around 1900, this city paralleled spatial order (by means of urban planning) and visual ordering (by means of all kinds of publications). This ordering of the image of the city and its inhabitants was closely linked with the rise of the ‘petite bourgeoisie’. A clearly legible and controllable image of the city became an instrument for social positioning and had to provide an answer to the estrangement and social unrest the transition to an industrial city had brought about. A well thought-out urban décor, promoted by the intensive city marketing of the Ghent World Exhibition of 1913, anchored the image of a small and historic city in collective memory and acted as a counterweight for Ghent’s increase in scale.
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        Citation
        Notteboom, B. (2013). Order and Memory. Imagining Ghent around 1900. Medium. Images of the Mid-Size City, OASE, (89), 12–19. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/89/OrderAndMemory

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