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Saturday, December 15, 2007


Designer name to come

Frequently described as the book that inspired Orwell's 1984, Yevgeny Zamyatin's We is about to be released in this gorgeous Vintage Classics edition.

Architecture always seems to play a critical part in any envisioning of the future, and that's the case here: the protagonist lives in "an urban nation constructed almost entirely of glass," separated off from the rest of the world by "the Green Wall." (Read a synopsis of the novel here.)

I don't know that there's such a thing as "dystopian architecture." But if there is, it's no doubt coldly rational, brutal and soulless. In other words, it probably looks exactly like this.


Fifi said...

One of my all-time favorite novels –– I can't wait to buy this very inspired copy.

Ajinkya Deshmukh said...

I haven't read the book, but the cover is captivating...