Hung Out to Dry: A Taxonomy of City Blocks (via SHIFT:blog)
Are imagined cities as interesting as real ones?
Frank Jacobs on February 21, 2011, 8:14 PM In an urbanist twist to the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights, Polo the Venetian regales Khan the Mongolian with glimpses of some fabulous cities in the latters huge empire. The stories, collected in Italo Calvinos Invisible Cities, oscillate between truth and fiction. Each of Polos cities displays one unique, defining feature. But these different cities may be nothing more than extrapolated miniature … Read More