City Collages: Artist creates beautiful collages to study different cities and their architecture
This series of collages by Sweden-based artist Anastasia Savinova, entitled Genius Loci, provides a unique study of city architecture. Each individual...
Brixton, London: Cool Things To Do and See
A guide to cool things to do in Brixton, London, one of the city's coolest areas. Food, culture, workshops, music clubs and more tips for visitors.
Islam B-Boys - Brixton | Normski | V&A Search the Collections
Photograph by Normski, 'Islam B-Boys - Brixton', C-type print, London, 1987, printed 2011. Museum Number E.111-2012.
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Thirty-two years ago today, protesters and police clashed violently on the streets of Brixton, South London, in a confrontation that injured 325 people and left 30 buildings gutted by flames.To the la...
Terraforming the Imagination: How to Build a Convincing Fictional Universe
By Emma Louise Backe Fantasy and science fiction writers do it all the time—build a world, sometimes an entire universe, which is different from our own. But it takes a certain verve and finesse, a particular ability to imagine the crucial, yet prosaic, dimensions of a society or a civilization so that it is completely…
The City & the City is a fantasy/weird fiction novel by British author China Miéville. It won the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2010 Hugo Award, and 2010 World Fantasy Award, as well as being a Nebula Award nominee in the Best Novel category.
The City and the City
I read "the city and the city" by China Mieville (in english). An unbelievable good book; he describes a murder in a city who is in fact two totally different cities: Beszel and Ul Qoma. But they are sharing the same streets. Read it! By the way, the cities he describes don't resemble what I drew, my pen has a life of its own.
There is no sky, simply an all-pervasive light that waxes and wanes to create day and night. The city cannot be entered or exited save via portals; although this makes it quite safe from any would-be invader, it also makes it a prison of sorts for those not possessing a portal key, giving Sigil its nickname "the Bird Cage" (or simply "the Cage").
City and the City
What is it? A crime novel by fascinating author, China Miéville, set in the fictitious Eastern European cities of Beszel and Ul Qoma. The driving narrative force of this novel, and the subject of the above drawing, is the relationship between these two cities. Beszel and Ul Qoma are unique cities, each with its own…