From a poet and essayist whose writing about nature has won her comparisons with Gary Snyder and Terry Tempest Williams comes a new collection that offers further evidence of her ability to trace the intersections of the human and nonhuman worlds. The title poem is a lyrical excavation of the city of Prague, where layers of history, culture and nature have accumulated to form “a genius loci”—a guardian spirit.
Genius Loci is the First Edition of Poetry from David Williams author of 'Amsterdamned' by Chipmunka Publishing. It covers the impressions made upon the poet/playwright by Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Liverpool and War amongst other stimuli. David Williams is currently studying for an M.A in Playwriting at the University of Salford and is the Artistic Director of Red Button Theatre & Film Co-Operative.
Modernism and the Spirit of the City offers a new reading of the architectural modernism that emerged and flourished in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the fashionable postmodernist arguments of the 1980s and '90s which damned modernist architecture as banal and monotonous, this collection of essays by eminent scholars investigates the complex cultural, social, and religious imperatives that lay below the smooth, white surfaces of new architecture.