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The View from the Train free pdf "Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the "molecular" basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future." In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the places where we live, the cities and landscapes of our everyday lives. Now, in this brilliant collection of essays, he offers a new perspective on how Britain works and sees itself. He discusses the background to his work and its development - from surrealism to post-2008 economic catastrophe - and expands on what the films reveal. Referencing writers including Benjamin and Lefebvre, the essays follow his career since the late 1970s, exploring themes including the surrealist perception of the city- the relationship of architecture and film- how cities change over time, and how films represent this- as well as accounts of cross-country journeys involving historical figures, unexpected ideas and an urgent portrait of post-crash Britain.

About Patrick Keiller

Patrick Keiller s films include the celebrated "London" (1994), "Robinson in Space" (1997), "The Dilapidated Dwelling" (2000), and "Robinson in Ruins" (2010). He has devised large-scale installations including "Londres, Bombay" (Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, 2006) and "The Robinson Institute" (Tate Britain, London, 2012), the latter accompanied by a book "The Possibility of Life's Survival on the Planet." He was a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London (2002-2011), and has taught in schools of art."

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Author : Patrick Keiller
Publisher : Verso Books
Data Published : 28 October 2013
ISBN : 1781681406
EAN : 9781781681404
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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