Lima-based architect Karina Puente has a personal project: to illustrate each and every " invisible" city from Italo Calvino's novel. The book, which imagines imaginary conversations between the real-life Venetian explorer Marco Polo and the aged Mongol ruler Kublai Khan has been instrumental in framing approaches to urban discourse and the form of the city. According to Puente, who has shared six drawings with ArchDaily , "each illustration has a conceptual process, some of which take more time than others. All the drawings are composed of layers of paper which are cut out and glued. Leaving there and proceeding for three days towards the east, you reach Diomira, a city with sixty silver domes, bronze statues of all the gods, streets paved with lead, a crystal theatre, a golden cock that crows each morning on a tower.

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It was published in Italy in by Giulio Einaudi Editore. The book explores imagination and the imaginable through the descriptions of cities by an explorer, Marco Polo. The book is framed as a conversation between the elderly and busy emperor Kublai Khan , who constantly has merchants coming to describe the state of his expanding and vast empire, and Polo. The majority of the book consists of brief prose poems describing 55 fictitious cities that are narrated by Polo, many of which can be read as parables or meditations on culture , language , time , memory , death , or the general nature of human experience. Short dialogues between Kublai and Polo are interspersed every five to ten cities discussing these topics.


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Louiset Odette. Les villes invisibles. Making towns invisible, such is the paradox developed in standard geography studies based on appearance and material facts only. Only through the integration of its societal dimension and its ideality can the city be approached as a specific geographical question. Defining concepts then becomes a major step leading to understanding what towns are : it is an absolute necessity when one is engaged in the comparative definition of urban situations all over the world ; moreover, this will allay any confusion between the European singleness and conceptual foundation.

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