Publisher's presentation :
"Lost Rivers is an exploration of Taipei, Taichung and Tainan's forgotten rivers, streams and waterways. Once dominant forces in carving out their surroundings, these rivers have now become neglected backwaters in the race to urbanise. Neglected, decrepit, the city is built over them and around them. Through them we see how the race to urbanise can affect our world."
Poem by Joshua Edwards.
Cover illustration by Anna Cooke-Yarborough.
64 pages - Softcover
The Velvet Cell, 2015 (500 copies)
Format : 15 x 18 cm
New - Mint condition
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Publisher's presentation: "Paris is a city deeply divided between the immensly wealthy city itself and its often turbulent suburbs. Such a division has its origins in the 1860’s when Baron Haussmann embarked on his grand redesign and redevelopment of Paris that was to forever change the fabric of the city. While Paris has since grown into a modern city,...
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192 pages - Hardcover, tape-bound The Velvet Cell, 2017 (500 copies) Format : 14 x 21 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPresentation by Skinnerboox: " « A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption is a long-term project that I started in 2009 when the opportunity to become a conscious citizen arose. A new overpass was to be built a block away from my house in...
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