De koorts van Urbicande (De Duistere Steden, #2)
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De koorts van Urbicande (Opskurni gradovi #2)

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Belgian artist Francois Schuiten, considered a master fantasy illustrator, is best known for his exquisite, technically rendered architecture. This prowess is showcased in Fever in Urbicand. Schuiten and long-time writing collaborator Benoit Peeters draft a fantastic tale of intrigue about a mysterious small cube that exponentially expands into an indestructible city-engul...more
Hardcover, 108 pages
Published 2001 by Casterman (first published January 1st 1984)
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Rubiks Würfel
Die Stadt Urbicande ist hochstrukturiert - alles ist geregelt, alles geplant, streng konzipiert. Das Stadtbild spiegelt sich darin wieder: Klare geometrische, symmetrische Strukturen. Dafür gibt es extra eine Art Stadtbaumeister, der sich um die Pflege dieser Stadt kümmert.

Aus dieser Vorabgeschichte sollte jedem klar sein, dass etwas passieren wird, was die reine Struktur dieser Stadt zerstören wird. Das "Fieber" der Stadt ist ein wachsender Gitterwürfel, der immer mehr von der Stad...more
This is incredible. I randomly encountered the Cites Obscure while reading an article about Martin Vaughn-James's The Cage, so I googled it and was immediately stunned by the artwork (architecturally detailed comics really get me off), so I requested the first 4 available in English from the library.

Upon reading this I am struck, mildly, by a sense of excitement that I felt 15 years ago when reading the "Myst" novels: the fantastic in here is seeped in fantasy, but not to the degree where it irr...more
Interesting, od little sci-fi tale about how a small, mysterious box that changes an entire city.
Nice story and art, but it just kind of drifts along and doesn't so much end, as the author just stops.
The most brilliant meditation on the nature of reality by these Dutch artists, rendered in stunning black and white. The story lends itself nicely to incredibly intricate and detailed line work, and there is an Escher-like quality to the story as it proceeds. One of the great imports from across the pond.
Mikael Kuoppala
An enigmatic mystery that engulfs you into the fascination of architecture, geometry and even cosmology, “Fever in Urbicand” enchants. A story about a cube that grows and ultimately engulfs a city might seem like a tedious one, but this tale is as surprisingly alive as the mysterious object itself.
Read this while sick in bed with a fever (how fitting). The art is gorgeous, but the story is basically a drawn out exposure of one idea. I would've liked to have seen a bit more character development and drama.
Florin Pitea
An excellent instalment in the series of Obscure Cities, with a powerful storyline and very ambitious graphics. Jules Verne meets Art Deco. Recommended.
One of the best graphic novels I have read. Especially if you are interested in the role of the architect in society.
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François Schuiten was born in Brussels in 1956, as the son of two architects. He studied at the Saint-Luc Institute where he met Claude Renard. Together, they created the comics 'Aux Médianes de Cymbiola' and 'Le Rail', as well as three volumes of '9ème Rêve'. François also collaborated with his brother Luc on the series 'Terres Creuses' which was published in the legendary Pilote magazine. His fi...more
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