About the Invisible Cities

INVISIBLE CITIES is a novel published by Italo Calvino in 1972. This series of prose poems tell of 55 cities supposedly visited by Marco Polo, as described to Kublai Khan. Each city is told as a fanciful parable; an existential meditation. It is organized according to 11 categories (5 cities in each) addressing issues such as memory, desire and death.

An audio/visual piece is being created for each of the Cities. Curated by David Graves beginning in 2018, many are currently under construction.

For more information about the book, visit here. The entire novel is available online as a PDF. (Note: the above illustration was posted without attribution by Mann Rentoy.)

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