Invisible Cities

. . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson

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
The Invisible City
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Kyle Gillette
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-23 - Publisher: Routledge

The Invisible City explores urban spaces from the perspective of a traveller, writer, and creator of theatre to illuminate how cities offer travellers and residents theatrical visions while also remaining mostly invisible, beyond the limits of attention. The book explores the city as both stage and content in three parts.
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
Ideal City, Invisible Cities
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Markus Richter, Sabrina van der Ley
Categories: Art, Modern
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

Zamosc is an extraordinary treasure of late Renaissance architecture singular in its urban conception, located near the Polish-Ukrainian border, on route between Lublin and Lwow. The never destroyed city will host the works of contemporary artists from twelve European and six non-European countries amidst its traces of a once truly
Invisible Cities
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Dermot Bolger
Categories: Dublin (Ireland)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

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