Living with Buildings

Paperback edition released 18/04/2019

by Iain Sinclair

Living with Buildings Synopsis

'A remarkable book; surprisingly gripping and often very moving ... at once disorientating and illuminating.' - Robert Macfarlane We shape ourselves, and are shaped in return, by the walls that contain us. Buildings affect how we sleep, work, socialise and even breathe. They can isolate and endanger us but they can also heal us. We project our hopes and fears onto buildings, while they absorb our histories. In Living With Buildings, Iain Sinclair embarks on a series of expeditions - through London, Marseille, Mexico and the Outer Hebrides. A father and his daughter, who has a rare syndrome, visit the estate where they once lived. Developers clink champagne glasses as residents are 'decanted' from their homes. A box sculpted from whalebone, thought to contain healing properties, is returned to its origins with unexpected consequences. Part investigation, part travelogue, Living With Buildings brings the spaces we inhabit to life as never before.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781788160476
Publication date: 18th April 2019
Author: Iain Sinclair
Publisher: Wellcome Collection an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Primary Genre Architecture

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About Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair's books include Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Prize), Lights Out for the Territory and The Last London. Living with Buildings is published in association with Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death.

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