Our Catalogue

Marta Llorente

The City: Traces in Inhabited Space

Request more information

Details

Acantilado

October 2015

496 pages

Essay

Original Title: La ciudad: huellas en el espacio habitado

Humanity has not always known or, of course, inhabited the city. Neither could humans imagine or desire it. The city is not a mere structure tha essively acquired dimensions from beginnings as a simple spore. It is much more than that. Marta Llorente traces a history of the city as an abstract conception that defines the condition of the civilised human, one who is aware of being inscribed in a space that is radically different from natural space. This is an essential text for anyone who wishes to understand our evolution as human beings.

Praises

«Llorente’s impeccable prose, with its admirable compilation and assimilation of documentation, flows along lines that are never conventional».
ABC

Details

Acantilado

October 2015

1 pages

Essay