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Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-half Dimensions

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 240 Seiten
"Swollen by tides of disappearance and dreams, this urban hologram is a gift from CJ Lim and Ed Liu: an extraordinary carousel of... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Zusatztext "Swollen by tides of disappearance and dreams, this urban hologram is a gift from CJ Lim and Ed Liu: an extraordinary carousel of romance and nursery rhymes, spinning a new London from artificial Thameside islands and abandoned sandcastles, its slum constellations acupunctured from above by celestial postcodes. Lim and Liu offer us Eden: mythic respite from a world where architecture means nothing but backdrop. Here, we see, the city will always be canine, animated by angels, ungoverned and anything but mundane." Geoff Manaugh, BLDGBLOG Informationen zum Autor CJ Lim is the Professor of Architecture and Cultural Design at the Bartlett, UCL, and founder of Studio 8 Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice in urban planning, architecture and landscape that specialises in cultural and social sustainability. His tenth authored book Smartcities and Eco-warriors was published by Routledge in 2010. Ed Liu is a partner at Barnaby Gunning Architects, and is a long-time collaborator of Studio 8 Architects. He has worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Sri Lanka, and is the co-author of Smartcities and Eco-warriors. Zusammenfassung Combining place and fiction in an imaginative interpretation of ten sites in the city of London, CJ Lim and Ed Liu take well-known institutions, epochs and lifestyles in the British capital and renders them fantastic in a string of architectural short stories. The medium is an intersection of paper assemblages with short stories. The stories have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Victoria and Albert Museum but are collected for the first time in a single volume, laid out as they were designed to be seen as one phantasmogoric city vision. Painstakingly constructed, the stories assemble a sequence of improbable marriages between architecture and story, encompassing a retelling of the Three Little Pigs at Smithfield, a dating agency at Battersea, and a ringed transport system manifesting as a celestial river over the great metropolis. Drawing on a wealth of literary symbolism from Carrollâ™s Alice in Wonderland to Dickensâ™s A Tale of Two Cities and imbued with humour and irony, the book builds on Londonâ™s rich mix of extravagance and fictive tradition. Enthralling, inspirational and entertaining, this cabinet of curiosity and wonder depicts a vision of the city that is immoral, anarchic, and unscientific, and at the same time, glorious, ravishing and a pleasure to behold. Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface.  Prologue: Dream Isle.  NW1: A Midsummer Nightâ™s Dream.  SE1 to EC4: Discontinuous Cities.  SE16: Darwinâ™s Islands.  SW1: Madam Deliaâ™s Urban Roost.  SW7: Carousel.  SW11: Battersea Dating Agency.  EC1: The Nocturnal Tower.  W1: The Bakerâ™s Garden.  W2 to EC3: The Celestial River.  Any Public Square in London: The Globetrotter ...

Autorentext

CJ Lim is the Professor of Architecture and Cultural Design at the Bartlett, UCL, and founder of Studio 8 Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice in urban planning, architecture and landscape that specialises in cultural and social sustainability. His tenth authored book Smartcities and Eco-warriors was published by Routledge in 2010.

Ed Liu is a partner at Barnaby Gunning Architects, and is a long-time collaborator of Studio 8 Architects. He has worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Sri Lanka, and is the co-author of Smartcities and Eco-warriors.



Klappentext

Combining place and fiction in an imaginative interpretation of 12 sites in the city of London, CJ Lim and Ed Liu take familiar places, institutions, life styles and landmarks in the British capital and render them fantastic. The medium is an intersection of paper assemblages with short stories. The stories have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Victoria and Albert Museum but are collected for the first time in a single volume, laid out as they were designed to be seen as one phantasmogoric city vision. Beautifully illustrated, the book combines image with fiction to construct a sequence of improbable marriages between place and fantasy. Drawing on a wealth of literary symbolism from Carroll's Alice in Wonderland to Dicken's Tale of Two Cities and imbued with humour and irony, this book builds on London's mix of extravagance and fictive tradition. Enthralling, inspirational and entertaining, this collection designs a vision of London, immoral, anarchic and unscientific and at the same time glorious, ravishing and a pleasure to behold.



Zusammenfassung

Combining place and fiction in an imaginative interpretation of ten sites in the city of London, CJ Lim and Ed Liu take well-known institutions, epochs and lifestyles in the British capital and renders them fantastic in a string of architectural short stories.

The medium is an intersection of paper assemblages with short stories. The stories have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Victoria and Albert Museum but are collected for the first time in a single volume, laid out as they were designed to be seen as one phantasmogoric city vision.

Painstakingly constructed, the stories assemble a sequence of improbable marriages between architecture and story, encompassing a retelling of the Three Little Pigs at Smithfield, a dating agency at Battersea, and a ringed transport system manifesting as a celestial river over the great metropolis. Drawing on a wealth of literary symbolism from Carroll's Alice in Wonderland to Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and imbued with humour and irony, the book builds on London's rich mix of extravagance and fictive tradition.

Enthralling, inspirational and entertaining, this cabinet of curiosity and wonder depicts a vision of the city that is immoral, anarchic, and unscientific, and at the same time, glorious, ravishing and a pleasure to behold.

Inhalt

Preface.  Prologue: Dream Isle.  NW1: A Midsummer Night's Dream.  SE1 to EC4: Discontinuous Cities.  SE16: Darwin's Islands.  SW1: Madam Delia's Urban Roost.  SW7: Carousel.  SW11: Battersea Dating Agency.  EC1: The Nocturnal Tower.  W1: The Baker's Garden.  W2 to EC3: The Celestial River.  Any Public Square in London: The Globetrotter

Produktinformationen

Titel: Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-half Dimensions
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EAN: 9780415573580
ISBN: 978-0-415-57358-0
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Gewicht: 318g
Größe: H186mm x B123mm
Jahr: 2011