Archinect - Onward 2014-07-28T12:44:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/24921952/from-dusk-to-dawn From dusk to dawn Fabiana 2011-10-23T17:12:30-04:00 >2011-10-27T11:01:24-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z40wo8jxbnq3wmy.jpg" title="">Cities inspired lot of authors. Many novels deal with growing cities ruled by velocity. Not going deeper in that subject, I'll let nevertheless some references here.</p> <p> To begin with these first posts, I choose "Le ravissement de Britney Spears" ("Britney Spears' Rapture") which takes mostly place in Los Angeles. However, as I've never been to L.A., I'll give informations delivered by the narrator who is for that matter the only character to share his vision. I really enjoin the ones who know L.A. to add their point of view about the places the author describes, and how you find it clich&eacute; or out of step, for example.</p> <p> In chapter three, the narrator introduces his arrival in Los Angeles as a joke because of the name of the mission "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poisson d'avril</a>" (tradition occurring during April's Fool day). The day before, he was watching <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Mulholland Drive"</a>, a movie exploring the limits between dreams and reality. It could be seen as an introduction to the whole purpose of his exploration, over...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/23319647/hello-world Hello World! Fabiana 2011-10-09T17:06:25-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> I'll introduce you some writings or news related to some extent to architecture, enclosing some tracks, as regularly as possible.</p> <p> The first one I'll introduce here will be a novel of Jean Rolin, a French author who spent months in Los Angeles with no driving license. The author is very closed to the main character, a secret agent hired to follow Britney Spears, in order to protect her from kidnapping. And as he needs to use public transports, he describes all the ways he finds to go from a point to another... The story is told from Tadjikistan, where he's been sent after the mission failed.</p> <p> <em>Le ravissement de Britney Spears</em>, P.O.L. editions, 2011</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I'll develop each subject into various micro posts, so there'll be more to come about this novel.</p> <p> _</p> <p> Track to enclose this first post and begin the week :<br> Gui Boratto "No turning back", 2009</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Have a nice sunday!</p>