The Invisible City

Author: Kyle Gillette
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429649282
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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. Firstly, it follows in pattern Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities, wherein Marco Polo describes cities to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, to produce a constellation of vignettes recalling individual cities through travel writing and engagement with artworks. Secondly, Gillette traces the Teatro Potlach group and its ongoing immersive, site-specific performance project Invisible Cities, which has staged performances in dozens of cities across Europe and the Americas. The final part of the book offers useful exercises for artists and travellers interested in researching their own invisible cities. Written for practitioners, travellers, students, and thinkers interested in the city as site and source of performance, The Invisible City mixes travelogue with criticism and cleverly combines philosophical meditations with theatrical pedagogy.

The Invisible City

Author: Frank Perlin
Editor: Variorum Publishing
ISBN:
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These five studies represent a detailed view of monetary production, forms of exchange and processes of state formation. They uncover the infrastructures of a common life that, the author argues, stretches across Asia and Europe and underlies all regional and local developments.

Kinshasa

Author: Filip De Boeck
Editor: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058679675
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Reading African cities into contemporary theory—reprint of a richly illustrated reference work In their internationally acclaimed publication Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City, anthropologist Filip De Boeck and photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart provide a history not only of the physical and visible urban reality that Kinshasa presents today, but also of a second, invisible city as it exists in the mind and imagination of its inhabitants. They bring to light a mirroring reality lurking underneath the surface of the visible world and explore the constant transactions that take place between these two levels in Kinshasa’s urban scape. With the exhibition that accompanied the release of their Kinshasa book, the authors won a Golden Lion at the 11th International Architecture Bienniale in Venice, 2004. This beautifully illustrated publication is now again made available. Based on longstanding field research, it provides insight into local social and cultural imaginaries, and thus in the imaginative ways in which local urban subjects continue to make sense of their worlds and invent cultural strategies to cope with the breakdown of urban infrastructure.

Summer In The Invisible City

Author: Juliana Romano
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698168836
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Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, a sparkling coming-of-age story about self-discovery, first love, and the true meaning of family Seventeen-year-old Sadie Bell has this summer all figured out: She’s going to befriend the cool girls at her school. She's going to bond with her absentee father, a famous artist, and impress him with her photography skills. And she’s finally going to get over Noah, the swoony older guy who was her very first mistake. Sadie wasn’t counting on meeting Sam, a funny and free-thinking boy who makes her question all of her goals. But even after a summer of talking, touching, and sharing secrets, Sam says he just wants to be friends. And when those Sadie cares about most hurt her, Sam's friendship may not be enough. Sadie can see the world through her camera, but can she see the people who have loved and supported her all along? Set against a glamorous New York City backdrop, this coming-of-age romance is a gorgeous summer read—one whose characters will stay with you long into the fall. From the Hardcover edition.

The Invisible City

Author: Emili Rosales
Editor: Alma Books
ISBN:
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The 99 Invisible City

Author: Roman Mars
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 0358126606
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A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast

Invisible Cities

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054413320X
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“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

The Invisible City

Author: Digital Fiction
Editor: Digital Science Fiction
ISBN: 9781988863887
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Captain Charles Clee stumbles onto a secret archaeological expedition from the 23rd century and finds himself stranded nearly one million years in the future. When the woman he loves is kidnapped by one of Earth's alien overlords, he becomes the enemy of one of the most powerful men in the world. But his quest to rescue her is complicated when he learns that a working time machine may still exist with which he could return to his own era and save his troops from certain annihilation. Now, torn between love and his duty to the men who served under him a million years past, pursued by the merciless assassins of the Time Police, Clee fights against war, slavery, and fantastic beasts in a race against time itself--knowing that whatever the outcome, he must lose. Definitely recommended for fans of SF classics and readers of SF in general. - West Coast Book Reviews. The voice, the romance, the heroism, and the unbridled sense of optimism all make reading The Invisible City a joy. - Seagull Rising 4.5 out of 5 ... There is plenty of action and several twists that made [The Invisible City] a fun adventure to the end... I recommend this to readers who enjoy engaging science fiction adventure. - Martha's Bookshelf Grab your copy today! Free with Kindle Unlimited. Thank you for your interest in our book. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have enjoyed presenting it. - Digital Fiction Website: DigitalFictionPub.com Facebook: Facebook.com/digitalfictionpub Twitter: @DigitalFicPub

The Invisible City

Author: Pete Hamill
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0307829146
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In this collection of thirty-four sketches, the author captures the extraordinary range of people, experiences, places and feelings that is New York City -- the city behind the glamorous facade of Manhattan, inhabited by people who remember when this was "a great big wonderful town and they were young in its streets." These sketches, many based on actual incidents, take as their subject the "smaller dramas" of mankind, the chance encounters and random episodes that inform one's life; often twisting suddenly, surprisingly, at the end, they convey strong feelings in little space. Using all of New York as his broad canvas, Pete Hamill recreates the baffling array of human emotions, from sadness and nostalgia to home and love, with affection, grace and wry understanding.

Invisible City

Author: M. G. Harris
Editor:
ISBN: 9781407116112
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When his archaeologist father goes missing after an air crash in Mexico, UFO-obsessed Josh suspects alien abduction. But after he discovers his dad was murdered, Josh is caught up in a race to find the legendary Ix Codex -- a lost book of the ancient Maya containing a prophecy about the end of the world...

Paris

Author: Bruno Latour
Editor:
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Invisible City

Author: Rakhshanda Jalil
Editor:
ISBN: 9788189738778
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A book about Delhi's secret and seldom-visited monuments.

Ben Okri

Author: Robert Fraser
Editor: Northcote House Pub Limited
ISBN:
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The first ever full-length study of Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri's life and work argues that his writing is best appreciated against the backdrop of his early exposure to the Nigerian Civil War, the setting of his celebrated novel The Famished Road.

Invisible City

Author: John I. Gilderbloom
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292778924
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A legendary figure in the realms of public policy and academia, John Gilderbloom is one of the foremost urban-planning researchers of our time, producing groundbreaking studies on housing markets, design, location, regulation, financing, and community building. Now, in Invisible City, he turns his eye to fundamental questions regarding housing for the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. Why is it that some locales can offer affordable, accessible, and attractive housing, while the large majority of cities fail to do so? Invisible City calls for a brave new housing paradigm that makes the needs of marginalized populations visible to policy makers. Drawing on fascinating case studies in Houston, Louisville, and New Orleans, and analyzing census information as well as policy reports, Gilderbloom offers a comprehensive, engaging, and optimistic theory of how housing can be remade with a progressive vision. While many contemporary urban scholars have failed to capture the dynamics of what is happening in our cities, Gilderbloom presents a new vision of shelter as a force that shapes all residents.

Invisible Cities

Author: David Shattuck
Editor: Wordtech Communications
ISBN: 9781625490469
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INVISIBLE CITIES by David Shattuck attempts to chart the paths back into memory where connections are forged and lost in the backdrop of abandoned cities, past lives, and what Loren Eiseley called the "wild, impassible places" found in nature. The Invisible City is the one we build in our minds with memories and parts dreamed up to fill in the gaps where memory fails. It's where we first lived alone, first faced death, found love and lost it, and grew immeasurably into ourselves. "David Shattuck's INVISIBLE CITIES is a beautiful collection of poems, brimming with heartache and solace, lyricism and longing, wrenching desolations and the true comforts of the physical life. Drunk and drowsy by the shore, he writes, 'I am ready for anything: / like a fawn still wet / from his mother, stumbling / for the first time, / stunned at the insistence of air.' Here is a poet in the world's-grace-seeking vein of Jim Harrison, Richard Hugo, and Theodore Roethke. I have been waiting for a collection such as this from someone of Shattuck's generation for a long time."-Jonathan Johnson "'How wide the world had seemed, / how easy the surrender into it, ' David Shattuck writes in INVISIBLE CITIES. This surrender yields a book of departures but also returns, and unreels haunting portraits of people displaced between places both new and familiar to them-the cities they regret, the wild mountains and islands of pine, the rivers full of stubborn fish and drowned souls. But out of this restlessness, Shattuck forges moments of consolation, too, transmuting regret, turning exile into a kind of boon. 'And because I have nowhere / to go and no one expects me, ' he writes, 'I am the earth's / most fortunate son.' We, too, are fortunate to receive this striking and confident debut."-Corey Marks "David Shattuck's remarkable collection contrasts the richness of the inner life with the isolate journeys of consciousness through a coldly objective world that spares no one its vivid perplexities. In a language often reminiscent of the late James Wright, Shattuck's poems confront primary mortal facts: we don't know who we are, neither blessing nor suffering will stay, our separateness (fully admitted and lived) offers us our most profound experience of community. This is an important, first rate first book."-Christopher Howell

Invisible City

Author: Julia Dahl
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571347770
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Fresh out of journalism school, Rebekah Roberts is working for the New York Tribune, trying to make a name for herself. Assigned a story about the murder of a woman in Brooklyn, Rebekah finds a case from inside a closed, secretive Hasidic Jewish community - the same Brooklyn neighbourhood her estranged mother was brought up in. Shocked to discover that the victim is set to be buried without an autopsy, Rebekah knows there is a story to uncover, but getting to the truth won't be easy - in the cloistered world her mother rebelled against, it's clear she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep, most of all from an outsider.

Invisible Cities

Author: Damon Thomas Lee
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Plato S Invisible Cities

Author: Adi Ophir
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134959737
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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 at the end of the fifth and the beginning of the fourth century B.C that gave rise to the dialogue's primary question, that of justice. The originality of Dr. Ophir lies in the way he reconstructs the Republic's different spatial settings - utopian, mythical, dramatic and discursive - using them as the main thread of his interpretation. Against the background of Plato's critique of the organisation of civic-space in the Greek polis, the author relates the spatial settings in the Plato text to each other. This provides a basis for a re-examination of the relationship between philosophy and politics, which Plato's work advocates, and which it actually enacted.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Invisible City

Author: Irene Kung
Editor: Contrasto Due
ISBN: 9788869653674
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Irene Kung achieved her early success as an artist known principally for still life painting. In recent years she has expanded her repertoire to include photography and has made a dramatic entry into the field. Her work has primarily been directed at depicting striking and beautiful architectural monuments, or fragments thereof, in Europe and the United States. The finished images are of a textural subtlety that sets them apart from the mainstream of contemporary photography. This book is her first monograph.