The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes

The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes

Patrick Keiller


“Robinson believed that, if he checked out it demanding adequate, he can cause the outside of the town to bare to him the molecular basis of historic occasions, and during this means he was hoping to work out into the future.”

In his series of flicks, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden tale of the locations the place we are living, the towns and landscapes of our daily lives. Now, during this very good number of essays, he bargains a brand new point of view on how Britain works and sees itself. He discusses the heritage to his paintings and its improvement – from surrealism to post-2008 fiscal disaster – and expands on what the flicks reveal.

Referencing writers together with Benjamin and Lefebvre, the essays persist with his profession because the past due Seventies, exploring subject matters together with the surrealist notion of town; the connection of structure and picture; how towns switch through the years, and the way movies characterize this; in addition to bills of cross-country trips concerning historic figures, unforeseen principles and an pressing portrait of post-crash Britain.

From the Hardcover edition.

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