Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781861890283 Published February 1999 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Robinson in Space

Patrick Keiller

Robinson in Space
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Patrick Keiller

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256 pages
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781861890283 Published February 1999 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Robinson in Space is a visual, satirical record of a journey made by a fictional character called Robinson, narrated by his traveling companion and researcher, through the increasingly unknown space of present-day England. Robinson quotes Oscar Wilde: "It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisible. . ." His assumptions about economic failure, especially in manufacturing industry, are gradually challenged by the discovery of an industrial economy that employs few people but still generates most of the wealth of the fifth-largest economy in the world.

Robinson in Space incorporates material from the award-winning film of the same name that was released just before the British 1997 General Election. The book juxtaposes the narrative and over 200 intriguing, strange-yet-familiar images from the film to take the reader on a fascinating journey through the landscapes of present-day England.
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