“Hay un precipicio entre dos montañas abruptas: la ciudad está en el vacío, atada a las dos crestas por cuerdas y cadenas y pasarelas. Ésta es la base de toda la ciudad: una red que sirve para pasar y sostener. Todo lo demás, en vez de alzarse encima, cuelga hacia abajo: escalas de cuerda, hamacas, casas en forma de bolsa. “Suspendida en el abismo, la vida de los habitantes de Octavia es menos incierta que en otras ciudades. Saben que la resistencia de la red tiene un límite”.

Now I will tell how Octtavia, the spider-web city, is made. There is a precipice between two steep mountains: the city is over the coid, bound to the two crests with ropes and chains and catwalks.

Invisible Cities  A series based on Calvino's novel   by Colleen Corradi Brannigan

The stilt city of Zenobia. Artist Colleen Corradi Brannigan has taken it upon herself to illustrate all fifty-five of the fantastical cityscapes described in Italo Calvino's 1972 novel Invisible Cities.

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Thekla from Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities 11 x 27 A city under continuous construction where buildings are “supported with endless scaffoldings, cranes and trestles, build according to the stars in the night sky.

Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated (Again),Dorotea. Image © Karina Puente Frantzen

Gallery of Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated (Again) - 4

‘The Invisible Cities’ is a series of surreal and imaginative oil paintings by Polish artist Marcin Kolpanowicz

‘The Invisible Cities’ is a series of surreal and imaginative oil paintings by Polish artist Marcin Kolpanowicz

INVISIBLE CITIES by Italo Calvino

iwishiwasamoleintheground: “Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino, 1978 cover design by Arnold Skolnick.

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A tale of two cities born as one reflected in each other's eyes, folks may stare but they don't care to cross streets to the other si.

Fantastic Oil Paintings Of Invisible Cities Rising Out Of Unexpected Places - DesignTAXI.com

Fantastic Oil Paintings Of Invisible Cities Rising Out Of Unexpected Places by Marcin Kolpanowicz

Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated (Again),Maurilia . Image © Karina Puente Frantzen

Gallery of Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated (Again) - 12

Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated (Again),Maurilia .

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