‘The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes’ with Patrick Keiller 

17. Sep - 17. Sep 14 / ended Housmans Bookshop

£3, redeemable against any purchase

7pm - 8.30pm

Talk | Film / Video | London

View event on a map

‘The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes’ with Patrick Keiller

Iconic British filmmaker Patrick Keiller examines the relationship between film, cities and landscape, as told in his book ‘The View from the Train’ (Verso, 2013).

In his films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the places where we live, the cities and landscapes of our everyday lives. Now, in the essay collection ‘The View from the Train’ (Verso, 2013), he offers a new perspective on how Britain works and sees itself.

Keiller discusses the background to his work and its development - from surrealism to post-2008 economic catastrophe - and expands on what the films reveal. Referencing writers including Benjamin and Lefebvre, the essays follow his career since the late 1970s, exploring themes including the surrealist perception of the city; the relationship of architecture and film; how cities change over time, and how films represent this; as well as accounts of cross-country journeys involving historical figures, unexpected ideas and an urgent portrait of post-crash Britain.

Patrick Keiller is a film-maker whose works include ‘London’ (1994), ‘Robinson in Space’ (1997), and most recently ‘Robinson in Ruin’ (2010). He was a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London (2002–11), and has taught in schools of art and architecture since 1974.

Event information

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King's Cross
London N1 9DX
Tel: 020 7837 4473

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
Nearest tube: King's Cross


User opinions

Be the the first leave an opinion