Liquid City (Topographics Series)

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The eccentric, manic, often moving collaborative explorations of London's hidden streets, cemeteries, parks and canals by photographer Marc Atkins and writer Iain Sinclair were first recorded in Sinclair's highly acclaimed 1997 book Lights Out for the Territory, praised in the Guardian as "one of the most remarkable books ever written on London". Liquid City documents Atkins and Sinclair's further peregrinations, focusing on the city's eastern and south-eastern quadrants. An array of famous and lesser-known ...

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The eccentric, manic, often moving collaborative explorations of London's hidden streets, cemeteries, parks and canals by photographer Marc Atkins and writer Iain Sinclair were first recorded in Sinclair's highly acclaimed 1997 book Lights Out for the Territory, praised in the Guardian as "one of the most remarkable books ever written on London". Liquid City documents Atkins and Sinclair's further peregrinations, focusing on the city's eastern and south-eastern quadrants. An array of famous and lesser-known writers, booksellers and film-makers slip in and out of Sinclair's annotations, as do memories and remnants of the East End's criminal mobs. The title Liquid City is meant to evoke the Thames, which flows silently through the photographic and textual narrative, and to suggest the changes London has undergone and, like all cities, is constantly undergoing.

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Freelance photographer Atkins and Sinclair, author of Downriver and Radon Daughters, portray, through words and photographs, a London few visitors would ever want to see. This is a dark, downtrodden, dirty, and damp London of canals, riverside factories, cemetery monuments, and people who match the scenery. The text--short essays, poems, and conversations--is less about the places photographed than about the various people Atkins and Sinclair met on their rambles on the fringes of the city. The photographs, all black-and-white, are only occasionally interesting and provocative, and the fragmented narrative wanders. For comprehensive photography collections only.--Linda M. Kaufmann, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Lib., North Adams Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861890375
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Series: Topographics Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Atkins is a freelance photographer. He has exhibited across Europe and North America, and his images have been published in books and magazines world-wide.

Iain Sinclair is the author of many books, including Downriver; Radon Daughters; White Chapagesell, Scarlet Tracings and Lights Out for the Territory.

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