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"Invisible Cities"

♥ Book Title : Invisible Cities
♣ Name Author : Italo Calvino
∞ Launching : 2013-08-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780544133204
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 054413320X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "“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"Article| Italo Calvino| Statement ..."

"Invisible Cities"

♥ Book Title : Invisible Cities
♣ Name Author : Italo Calvino
∞ Launching : 2010-12-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781446414279
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1446414272
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice. As Gore Vidal wrote 'Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvellous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant.'"Article| Italo Calvino| Statement ..."

"Invisible Cities"

♥ Book Title : Invisible Cities
♣ Name Author : Italo Calvino
∞ Launching : 1997
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780099429838
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0099429837
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice. As Gore Vidal wrote 'Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvellous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant.'"Article| Italo Calvino| Statement ..."

"Invisible City"

♥ Book Title : Invisible City
♣ Name Author : Julia Dahl
∞ Launching : 2014-05-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781466841918
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1466841915
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A finalist for the Edgar and Mary Higgins Clark Awards, in her riveting debut Invisible City, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage. Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah's shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD's habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can't let the story end there. But getting to the truth won't be easy—even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider."Article| Julia Dahl| Statement ..."

"Plato's Invisible Cities"

♥ Book Title : Plato's Invisible Cities
♣ Name Author : Adi Ophir
∞ Launching : 2002-09-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781134959730
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1134959737
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Adi Ophir| Statement ..."

"The Invisible City"

♥ Book Title : The Invisible City
♣ Name Author : Irene Kung, Francine Prose
∞ Launching : 2012
◊ Info ISBN Link : 8869653676
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9788869653674
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Irene Kung, Francine Prose| Statement ..."

"Kinshasa"

♥ Book Title : Kinshasa
♣ Name Author : Filip De Boeck, Marie-Françoise Plissart
∞ Launching : 2014-03-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789058679673
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9058679675
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Filip De Boeck, Marie-Françoise Plissart| Statement ..."

"Invisible City"

♥ Book Title : Invisible City
♣ Name Author : Rakhshanda Jalil, Khushwant Singh
∞ Launching : 2013-02-16
◊ Info ISBN Link : 8189738771
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9788189738778
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A book about Delhi's secret and seldom-visited monuments."Article| Rakhshanda Jalil, Khushwant Singh| Statement ..."

"Summer in the Invisible City"

♥ Book Title : Summer in the Invisible City
♣ Name Author : Juliana Romano
∞ Launching : 2016-06-21
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780698168831
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0698168836
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Juliana Romano| Statement ..."

"Invisible cities"

♥ Book Title : Invisible cities
♣ Name Author : Dermot Bolger
∞ Launching : 1988
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105008590254
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"Imaginary Cities"

♥ Book Title : Imaginary Cities
♣ Name Author : Darran Anderson
∞ Launching : 2017-04-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780226470306
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 022647030X
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : c5YtDwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "How can we understand the infinite variety of cities? Darran Anderson seems to exhaust all possibilities in this work of creative nonfiction. Drawing inspiration from Marco Polo and Italo Calvino, Anderson shows that we have much to learn about ourselves by looking not only at the cities we have built, but also at the cities we have imagined. Anderson draws on literature (Gustav Meyrink, Franz Kafka, Jaroslav Hasek, and James Joyce), but he also looks at architectural writings and works by the likes of Bruno Taut and Walter Gropius, Medieval travel memoirs from the Middle East, mid-twentieth-century comic books, Star Trek, mythical lands such as Cockaigne, and the works of Claude Debussy. Anderson sees the visionary architecture dreamed up by architects, artists, philosophers, writers, and citizens as wedded to the egalitarian sense that cities are for everyone. He proves that we must not be locked into the structures that exclude ordinary citizens--that cities evolve and that we can have input. As he says: "If a city can be imagined into being, it can be re-imagined as well.""Article| Darran Anderson| Statement ..."

"The Glory of the Empire"

♥ Book Title : The Glory of the Empire
♣ Name Author : Jean D'Ormesson
∞ Launching : 2016-05-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781590179666
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1590179668
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy, and the romantic Alexis the bastard, who dallied in the fleshpots of Egypt, studied Taoism and Buddhism, returned to save the Empire from civil war, and then retired “to learn to die,” come alive in The Glory of the Empire, along with generals, politicians, prophets, scoundrels, and others. Jean d’Ormesson also goes into the daily life of the Empire, its popular customs, and its contribution to the arts and the sciences, which, as he demonstrates, exercised an influence on the world as a whole, from the East to the West, and whose repercussions are still felt today. But it is all fiction, a thought experiment worthy of Jorge Luis Borges, and in the end The Glory of the Empire emerges as a great shimmering mirage, filling us with wonder even as it makes us wonder at the fugitive nature of power and the meaning of history itself."Article| Jean D'Ormesson| Statement ..."

"Unseen City"

♥ Book Title : Unseen City
♣ Name Author : Nathanael Johnson
∞ Launching : 2016-04-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781623363864
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1623363861
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☯ Full Synopsis : "It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood's flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia: Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighbors. Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real--all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world. No matter where we live--city, country, oceanside, ormountains--there are wonders that we walk past every day. Unseen City widens the pinhole of our perspective by allowing us to view the world from the high-altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low-altitude eyes of a snail. The narrative allows us to eavesdrop on the comically frenetic life of a squirrel and peer deep into the past with a ginkgo biloba tree. Each of these organisms has something unique to tell us about our neighborhoods and, chapter by chapter, Unseen City takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world's urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park."Article| Nathanael Johnson| Statement ..."

"Invisible Cities"

♥ Book Title : Invisible Cities
♣ Name Author : Fay Brauer
∞ Launching : 2013
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0980331579
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780980331578
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"Invisible city"

♥ Book Title : Invisible city
♣ Name Author : Ken Schles
∞ Launching : 1988
◊ Info ISBN Link : IND:30000000790638
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