The Ideal City, attributed to Fra Carnevale, c. 1482. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

The Ideal City, attributed to Fra Carnevale, c. 1482. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 

The City

Volume III, Number 4 | fall 2010

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City Narratives

The tumultuous histories of Algiers, Istanbul, Beijing, and Mexico City.

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Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.

- John Berger, 1987

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