#OLDREAD ITALO CALVINO
First encounter Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities while studying abroad in Rome, Italy in 2007. I originally read it in Italian for a class while there, analyzed various city descriptions for thesis support on Sol LeWitt, and continue to revisit it time and time again when developing projects. Calvino's later (60s/70s) short stories are inspirational pieces for my work. His use of split narrative and understanding for sensory language creates these untouchable dreamscapes and hellish confinements in Invisible Cities. I like to think of him as an architect of the mind.
1a) incapable by nature of being seen
1b) inaccessible to view; hidden
2) imperceptible, inconspicuous
[ORIGIN: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin invisibilis, from in- + visibilis visible, first known use in 14th century]
CITY (noun, often attributive):
1a) an inhabited place of greater size, population or importance than a town or village
1b) capitalized; the influential financial interests of the British economy
1c) a usually large or important municipality in the United States governed under a charter granted by the state
2) the people of a city
3) (slang) a thing, event or situation that is strongly characterized by a specified quintessential feature or quality
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