Invisible City

Invisible City Author Helen Hills
ISBN-10 0195353536
Release 2004-01-25
Pages 320
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More than any other European city, Baroque Naples was dominated by convents. Behind their imposing facades and highly decorated churches, the convents of Naples housed the daughters of the city's most exclusive families, women who, despite their cloistered existence, were formidable players in the city's power structure. Invisible City vividly portrays the religious world of seventeenth-century Naples, a city of familial and internecine rivalries, of religious devotion and intense urban politics, of towering structures built to house the virgin daughters of the aristocracy. Helen Hills demonstrates how the architecture of the convents and the nuns' bodies they housed existed both in parallel and in opposition to one another. She discusses these women as subjects of enclosure, as religious women, and as art patrons, but also as powerful agents whose influence extended beyond the convent walls. Though often ensconced in convents owing to their families' economic circumstances, many of these young women were able to extend their influence as a result of the role convents played both in urban life and in art patronage. The convents were rich and powerful organizations, riven with feuds and prey to the ambitions of viceregal and elite groups, which their thick walls could not exclude. Even today, Neapolitan convents figure prominently in the city's fabric. In analyzing the architecture of these august institutions, Helen Hills skillfully reads conventual architecture as a metaphor for the body of the aristocratic virgin nun, mapping out the dialectic between flesh and stone.

Invisible City

Invisible City Author Julia Dahl
ISBN-10 9781466841918
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 304
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A finalist for the Edgar and Mary Higgins Clark Awards, in her riveting debut Invisible City, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage. Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah's shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD's habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can't let the story end there. But getting to the truth won't be easy—even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider.

Invisible City

Invisible City Author John I. Gilderbloom
ISBN-10 0292778929
Release 2009-02-17
Pages 281
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A legendary figure in the realms of public policy and academia, John Gilderbloom is one of the foremost urban-planning researchers of our time, producing groundbreaking studies on housing markets, design, location, regulation, financing, and community building. Now, in Invisible City, he turns his eye to fundamental questions regarding housing for the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. Why is it that some locales can offer affordable, accessible, and attractive housing, while the large majority of cities fail to do so? Invisible City calls for a brave new housing paradigm that makes the needs of marginalized populations visible to policy makers. Drawing on fascinating case studies in Houston, Louisville, and New Orleans, and analyzing census information as well as policy reports, Gilderbloom offers a comprehensive, engaging, and optimistic theory of how housing can be remade with a progressive vision. While many contemporary urban scholars have failed to capture the dynamics of what is happening in our cities, Gilderbloom presents a new vision of shelter as a force that shapes all residents.

Invisible City

Invisible City Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:944280327
Release 1974
Pages 15
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Invisible City has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Invisible City also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Invisible City book for free.

Ben Okri

Ben Okri Author Robert Fraser
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112783340
Release 2002-01
Pages 121
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The first ever full-length study of Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri's life and work argues that his writing is best appreciated against the backdrop of his early exposure to the Nigerian Civil War, the setting of his celebrated novel The Famished Road.

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities Author Italo Calvino
ISBN-10 9780544133204
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 176
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“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson

The Joshua Files Invisible City

The Joshua Files  Invisible City Author M.G. Harris
ISBN-10 9781407130989
Release 2012-04-05
Pages 384
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Alex Rider meets Stargate! An ancient civilization is awakening. An ancient Maya prophecy is unfolding. One boy - Joshua - holds the key. When his archaeologist father goes missing in Mexico, Josh suspects alien abduction. But when he realises his dad was murdered, Josh is caught in a race to find the legendary 'Ix Codex' - a lost Mayan prophecy which predicts the end of the world. The first book in a blockbusting, globetrotting action series with a supernatural twist.

Invisible city

Invisible city Author Ken Schles
ISBN-10 IND:30000000790638
Release 1988
Pages 80
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Invisible city has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Invisible city also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Invisible city book for free.

Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City

Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City Author Meljean Brook
ISBN-10 9781101564639
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 116
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AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME After Mina is called in to investigate the murder of an aristocratic bounder, her husband Rhys—known to the world as the Iron Duke—must overcome his fear for his new bride before his need to protect her tears them apart. But when she invites him to join her at the murder scene, a search for a mysterious killing machine puts her in more danger than ever before…a danger that leads straight back to Rhys. Previously published in The Iron Duke. Includes a preview of Meljean Brook’s upcoming novel, Riveted.

Invisible City

Invisible City Author Rakhshanda Jalil
ISBN-10 8189738771
Release 2013-02-16
Pages 342
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A book about Delhi's secret and seldom-visited monuments.


Kinshasa Author Filip de Boeck
ISBN-10 9055445282
Release 2004
Pages 285
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"Both the camera and the pen, in a way, ultimately are colonial tools," writes Belgian anthropologist Filip De Boeck in the preface to this collaborative book with photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart. They sought to overcome the inherent bias of their instruments and produce a work that provided a history not only of the physical and visible urban reality of Kinshasa, but also of a second, invisible city, one composed of the immaterial architecture and infrastructure, the place's imaginative life. Both scholarly and accessible, the resulting work, born out of De Boeck's long engagement with the "urbanscapes" of Central Africa and Plissart's empathic eye, was shaped in dialogue with Kinshasa's own inhabitants and the ways they write, read, talk, dance and live in their city. The exhibition, out of which the book came won the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2004.

Summer in the Invisible City

Summer in the Invisible City Author Juliana Romano
ISBN-10 9780698168831
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 320
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Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, a sparkling coming-of-age story about self-discovery, first love, and the true meaning of family Seventeen-year-old Sadie Bell has this summer all figured out: She’s going to befriend the cool girls at her school. She's going to bond with her absentee father, a famous artist, and impress him with her photography skills. And she’s finally going to get over Noah, the swoony older guy who was her very first mistake. Sadie wasn’t counting on meeting Sam, a funny and free-thinking boy who makes her question all of her goals. But even after a summer of talking, touching, and sharing secrets, Sam says he just wants to be friends. And when those Sadie cares about most hurt her, Sam's friendship may not be enough. Sadie can see the world through her camera, but can she see the people who have loved and supported her all along? Set against a glamorous New York City backdrop, this coming-of-age romance is a gorgeous summer read—one whose characters will stay with you long into the fall. From the Hardcover edition.

The secret of the invisible city

The secret of the invisible city Author Dale Bick Carlson
ISBN-10 UOM:39076000964267
Release 1984-10-01
Pages 135
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Jenny is puzzled by her invitation to Krishna-la, a crystalline city where aliens from a distant galaxy make it possible for Jenny and her friends to live out their most-dreamed about fantasies.

The Invisible City

The Invisible City Author Clark Ashton Smith
ISBN-10 9781612104492
Release 2012-01-03
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The search for the city of Kobar takes a mysterious and deadly turn...Excerpt"Confound you," said Langley in a hoarse whisper that came with effort through swollen lips, blue-black with thirst. "You've gulped about twice your share of the last water in the Lob-nor Desert." He shook the canteen which Furnham had just returned to him, and listened with a savage frown to the ominously light gurgling of its contents.The two surviving members of the Furnham Archaeological Expedition eyed each other with new-born but rapidly growing disfavor. Furnham, the leader, flushed with dark anger beneath his coat of deepening dust and sunburn. The accusation was unjust, for he had merely moistened his parched tongue from Langley's canteen. His own canteen, which he had shared equally with his companion, was now empty.Up to that moment the two men had been the best of friends. Their months of association in a hopeless search for the ruins of the semi-fabulous city of Kobar had given them abundant reason to respect each other. Their quarrel sprang from nothing else than the mental distortion and morbidity of sheer exhaustion, and the strain of a desperate predicament. Langley, at times, was even growing a trifle light-headed after their long ordeal of wandering on foot through a land without wells, beneath a sun whose flames poured down upon them like molten lead."We ought to reach the Tarim River pretty soon," said Furnham stiffly, ignoring the charge and repressing a desire to announce in mordant terms his unfavorable opinion of Langley."If we don't, I guess it will be your fault," the other snapped. "There's been a jinx on this expedition from the beginning; and I shouldn't wonder if the jinx were you. It was your idea to hunt for Kobar anyway. I've never believed there was any such place."Furnham glowered at his companion, too near the breaking point himself to make due allowance for Langley's nerve-wrought condition, and then turned away, refusing to reply. The two plodded on, ignoring each other with sullen ostentatiousness.The expedition, consisting of five Americans in the employ of a New York museum, had started from Khotan two months before to investigate the archaeological remains of Eastern Turkestan. Ill-luck had dogged them continually; and the ruins of Kobar, their main objective, said to have been built by the ancient Uighurs, had eluded them like a mirage. They found other ruins, had exhumed a few Greek and Byzantine coins, and a few broken Buddhas, but nothing of much novelty or importance, from a museum viewpoint.

The Invisible City

The Invisible City Author Pete Hamill
ISBN-10 9780307829146
Release 2013-02-06
Pages 160
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In this collection of thirty-four sketches, the author captures the extraordinary range of people, experiences, places and feelings that is New York City -- the city behind the glamorous facade of Manhattan, inhabited by people who remember when this was "a great big wonderful town and they were young in its streets." These sketches, many based on actual incidents, take as their subject the "smaller dramas" of mankind, the chance encounters and random episodes that inform one's life; often twisting suddenly, surprisingly, at the end, they convey strong feelings in little space. Using all of New York as his broad canvas, Pete Hamill recreates the baffling array of human emotions, from sadness and nostalgia to home and love, with affection, grace and wry understanding.


Paris Author Bruno Latour
ISBN-10 OCLC:965335489
Release 2006
Pages 52
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Paris has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Paris also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Paris book for free.

Plato s Invisible Cities

Plato s Invisible Cities Author Adi Ophir
ISBN-10 9781134959730
Release 2002-09-10
Pages 224
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This book offers an original and detailed reading of Plato's Republic, one of the most influential philosophical works in the emergence of Western philosophy. The author discusses the Republic in terms of discursive events and political acts. Plato's act is placed in the context of a politico-discursive crisis in Athens at the end of the fifth and the beginning of the fourth century B.C that gave rise to the dialogue's primary question, that of justice. The originality of Dr. Ophir lies in the way he reconstructs the Republic's different spatial settings - utopian, mythical, dramatic and discursive - using them as the main thread of his interpretation. Against the background of Plato's critique of the organisation of civic-space in the Greek polis, the author relates the spatial settings in the Plato text to each other. This provides a basis for a re-examination of the relationship between philosophy and politics, which Plato's work advocates, and which it actually enacted.