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

17 Sep 2014

Event times

7pm - 8.30pm

Cost of entry

£3, redeemable against any purchase

London, United Kingdom


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  • Nearby major tube/train stations: King's Cross, St Pancras, Euston

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‘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

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