Imaginary Cities: A Tour of Dream Cities, Nightmare Cities, and Everywhere in Between

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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 ...

Imaginary Cities: A Tour of Dream Cities, Nightmare Cities, and Everywhere in Between 2017, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226470306

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