Invisible Cities

Italo Calvino's beloved, intricately crafted novel about an Emperor's travels??—??a brilliant journey across far-off places and distant memory. “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse ...

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson

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Invisible Cities
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Italo Calvino
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-12 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor
Plato's Invisible Cities
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Adi Ophir
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-10 - Publisher: Routledge

This book offers an original and detailed reading of Plato's Republic, one of the most influential philosophical works in the emergence of Western philosophy. The author discusses the Republic in terms of discursive events and political acts. Plato's act is placed in the context of a politico-discursive crisis in Athens
Invisible City
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Ken Schles
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-24 - Publisher: Steidl

For a decade, Ken Schles watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side neighbourhood. His camera fixed the instances of his observations, and these moments became the foundation of his invisible city. Friends and architecture come under the scrutiny of his lens and, when sorted and viewed in
Invisible Cities
Language: en
Pages: 165
Authors: Italo Calvino
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1972 - Publisher:

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The 99% Invisible City
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Roman Mars, Kurt Kohlstedt
Categories: ARCHITECTURE
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast

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