Download Drift: The Hammersmith and City Line (Penguin Underground by Philippe Parreno PDF

By Philippe Parreno

Artist and filmmaker, Philippe Parreno, who created the documentary, Zidane: A twenty first Century Portrait, takes us in flow on a distinct voyage via London - a trip with no the common reasons of a trip, an inventive, psychogeographical course - a part of a chain of twelve books tied to the twelve traces of the London Underground.

'This is my quite steam punk thought: A time desktop. once you learn this e-book you'll return in time. It takes an hour to learn the e-book and it takes an hour to arrive Barking station from Hammersmith station. this can be an hour in 21 years.'

So starts Philippe Parreno, operating in movie clips from Marilyn to Gremlins, Philip ok. Dick to Jurassic Park, exploring as he is going the that means of time, of recognition, of artwork and construction. the result's a controversy, an essay, a psychogeography, a manifesto.

Show description

Read or Download Drift: The Hammersmith and City Line (Penguin Underground Lines) PDF

Similar geography books

Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

This precise richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world’s coasts, provided in a country-by-country (state-by-state) series, assembles an unlimited quantity of knowledge and photographs of an endangered and more and more populated and constructed landform. a global panel of 138 coastal specialists presents details on “what is where” on each one region of coast, including reasons of the landforms, their evolution and the adjustments occurring on them. in addition to offering info at the coastal good points of every nation (state or county) the compendium can be utilized to figure out the level of specific beneficial properties alongside the world’s coasts and to enquire comparisons and contrasts among quite a few international areas. With greater than 1440 colour illustrations and images, it's fairly precious as a resource of data sooner than studying or simply traveling a area of coast. References are supplied to the present literature on coastal evolution and beach changes.

Frommer's Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

You are going to by no means fall into the vacationer traps in case you trip with Frommer's. it truly is like having a chum exhibit you round, taking you to the locations locals like top. Our professional authors have already long past all over you could move - they have performed the legwork for you, and they are no longer afraid to inform it love it is, saving you money and time.

Frommer's Walt Disney World and Orlando 2009

America’s no 1 bestselling trip sequence Written by way of greater than one hundred seventy five outspoken tourists world wide, Frommer’s whole courses aid tourists adventure areas the best way locals do. extra every year up-to-date publications than the other sequence 16-page colour part and foldout map in all annual courses Outspoken reviews, specific costs, and steered itineraries Dozens of distinct maps in an easy-to-read, two-color layout thoroughly up-to-date for 2009, Frommer's Walt Disney international & Orlando is the appropriate trip-planner for America's no 1 holiday destination—Disney global.

The Rough Guide to Brussels

The tough consultant to Brussels is the final word better half to the beer-guzzling capital of Belgium. The full-colour creation offers an inspiring perception into a few of the city's highlights, from the pinnacle museums to Brussel’s good-looking artwork Nouveau constructions. There are new full-colour sections at the nation’s dual passions, beer and nutrients, lots of easy-to-use maps and that crucial sensible info.

Additional resources for Drift: The Hammersmith and City Line (Penguin Underground Lines)

Sample text

Finding yourself face down in shallow, muddy, cold water is not good for one’s disposition so I sat on the bank, discarded my sodden shoes and jeans, and prepared to start again. It took a few minutes to gather myself. I’d been trying to establish a more personal connection with the river. I’d talked to it, even played music for it, but maybe I was being too familiar. Perhaps this was the Murray’s way of reminding me not to take it for granted. The second attempt to load the boat was more successful.

Athough never quite courageous enough to enter the race I was, after due consideration, determined to test myself in a similar vein. I decided to paddle from Yarrawonga to Picnic Point, a distance of almost 200 kilometres. We had some things to discuss, and for that the river and I needed to be alone. My craft was a Canadian canoe, which, although not the fastest, was a vessel with plenty of space for gear and, importantly, would more than likely stay upright. All of this was of no concern to me, since this was winter and I wasn’t racing, just out for what I hoped would be a leisurely five-day paddle.

A sign near the gangway explained that she wouldn’t be cruising the river for some time. The first Cumberoona had carried wool and passengers during the 1860s, but after moving to South Australia in 1887 she was snagged and sank. This new Cumberoona wasn’t a real paddle-steamer, simply a replica built to give tourists a taste of the river experience. Even though one of the first steamers on the river was named after the town, Albury never had much of the riverboat trade thanks to the snags which made it barely navigable.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 49 votes