To a certain
extent, everybody who makes images is working within and about an invented
place. There are some effective examples that can be quoted.
01 The invented City of Terramafiusa from Domenico Gnoli's Orestes
or The Art of Smiling , Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961. "If
you tried to find Terramafiusa on today's maps, you couldn't find it..."
02 Sir Thomas More, Utopia , first edition, 1516 printed
in Louvain - the island itself delineated and the Utopian alphabet.
Lancaster Pelvis Bay - 1938 Dustjacket endpapers and
a comparison of sea front.
03 Gift handkerchief given to a child, c1800 from book catal. Realms
of Childhood , Schiller, New York, 1983.
1956, Walt Disney, and grandson Chris in front of Sleeping Beauty's
Palace at Disneyland. MORE
06 H.C.Sandy, Rickety Town from MY MAGAZINE 1916 p.825
07 Toonerville by Fontaine Fox, a land invented by a cartoonist
KNOTT'S BERRY FARM, CALIF., BROCHURE C 1955, AND A SELECTION OF POSTCARDS
SUN CITY OFFICIAL GUIDE 1993
The Atlas of Experience, Louise van Swaaij, Jean Klar and David Winner
HOLIDAY ANNUAL , 1922 GREYFRIARS SCHOOL
MORE PROGRESS AT PELVIS BAY, 1936
URBANISME IMAGINAIRE, SOLEIL 1947,
Park imaginary suburb for a soap drama Leslie
Thomas' , Tropic
wood cut for the 1518 edition of Utopia,
printed in Basle, drawn by Ambrosius Holbein.
an invented land, FORTUNE October
1940 the relationship between the synthetic substances
Brochure (Dick Briel Collection)
Street, a birds's eye view c1975
a birds's eye view c1975
Essential reading, Manguel and Guadalupi, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, and J.L.Borges short story, Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.