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Writes about cities, memory & the future. Forthcoming book: Inventory, Feb 2020, with @ChattoBooks (out in the U.S. in Aug with @fsgbooks) Rep: @EveWhiteAgency

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Apparently this was the house band https://t.co/D8Puc5MyayThe Art Deco entrance to the Strand Palace Hotel, London, (by the architect & set designer Oliver P. Bernard, 1930)… https://t.co/E4xRp2855Y @MartinDoyleIT Thank you so much, Martin. I’m very touched and humbled by that. Deane’s book is a quiet masterpiece… https://t.co/048FVMb2WCSome page. From Inventory by Darran Anderson, a Derry memoir that will be spoken of in the same breath as Reading i… https://t.co/T53gIYxLiG
Retweeted by Darran Anderson‘Footlight Parade’ (1933). Directed by Lloyd Bacon & Busby Berkeley. https://t.co/EcBq46RoBS
1/19
2020
PS https://t.co/jsLg3i3VkvProud to say that a month later I haven't changed or added a single thing to this room and regularly go sit in it i… https://t.co/CeWJ9Yi1FU‘The first subway in the East’ (1927) by Sugiura Hisui. https://t.co/I6o2LBLmTF @MrTimDunn @WellsCathedral1 Have you seen this? @FurmadamadamThe gothic West Front of Wells Cathedral - with c.300 carved figures - in medieval times was painted vibrant colour… https://t.co/WVn9R6bv9H
Retweeted by Darran AndersonToday's Oblique Strategy, digitally picked as I sadly lost my deck https://t.co/wVf4SwAtI7 https://t.co/rmRZLEbnm0 @BarrieDarke @willmenaker Laughed out loud at that.‘The Laundromat - after hours‘ by the mighty @elsableda https://t.co/5UNGocaWGx https://t.co/2fShe8dmNnRed room. https://t.co/DN0ZK3d9mQVenice under water: “...as the waters kept tourists at bay, the normally crowded streets and squares fell silent.”… https://t.co/NvZ1gV2vr3
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @raechelroot @TwitterMovies @localfatlegend She’s right. @TwitterMovies ‘Babe: Pig in the City’ is the great unsung metropolitan film.
1/18
2020
‘Deep in my heart, I don’t like the crowd... actually I am from a very lonely valley” https://t.co/8z3B6BmkU2 @TheFatConsol3R The curse carries on to everyone who read that tweet. Sorry, I should’ve mentioned it.Three workmen on a cherry picker staring into the wreckage. “Is it true... what happened?” “Son, there are things w… https://t.co/mh3cWbcg4G @benjaminbardou @realpilotpriest I’ll dm you, Benjamin. @benjaminbardou @realpilotpriest I keep coming back to this. I think I might need to write something about your wor… https://t.co/RzvOiWn0BtThere'll be lots of other approaches tackled (eg Oulipo) but we'll try and delve deep and critical. It'll be good c… https://t.co/f7FQQqeEwxMaking notes for the nonfiction workshop I'm giving at Doolin (my first and perhaps last). I'm building it around t… https://t.co/j6PCMYAtcethis is the text Marcel Schwob wrote when his elder friend Paul Verlaine died in 1896 — which is to say, nothing ha… https://t.co/ldOYlL7fxz
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @TheFatConsol3R Cold-blooded. Mate, I'm saying this as a father too, you need to train them up as mercenaries immediately. @TheFatConsol3R I count it as my first bad trip. @TheFatConsol3R The tunnel scene will break them, like it broke me. @Oniropolis Can't go wrong with a giant bird {Jatayu after his battle with Ravana, Kerala} https://t.co/0FJw4T5yYG
Retweeted by Darran AndersonWriting a piece delving into recent colossal monuments and why they’ve been built. In-depth analysis of regional an… https://t.co/ta0GPDv025 @LordWoolamaloo It’s always so eerie when you see glimpses of wallpaper and furniture in the wreckage.I walked past this scene a few weeks ago with my boy and thought, “That would make a good epilogue for a modern gothic horror story.”Glasgow. https://t.co/G7fN8MRVTi @ArchReview More background on the accompanying photograph to that article - it shows one of the dozen Romanian chu… https://t.co/RGPFOsosw4Here's a piece I've written for @ArchReview on those who've warned us of where cities are heading & where architect… https://t.co/6UhZvr1Y2PArchitectural Afterlife. https://t.co/1aoCMNHPlz via thisisnthappiness https://t.co/iZeYWZnxSv
Retweeted by Darran AndersonSince when was “ghost poetry, characterised by a bottomless contempt for the human condition” a bad thing? https://t.co/4x8s2tfNRr12 hour trek north. A few minutes after this, the buildings petered out into edgelands. Between the motorway verge… https://t.co/SU2znMAUha'The best Jeremiahs have a piercing and a clarifying quality against orthodox thinking and in favour of uncomfortab… https://t.co/W08fZzoFbL
Retweeted by Darran AndersonWe’re pleased to share that we've acquired a collection of drawings by Lebbeus Woods, an architect known for never… https://t.co/pLYtSqM2bz
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1/17
2020
@ianmcque @at_olschinsky Also, ‘The Boulevard’ (1911) by Severini. https://t.co/Gf9NyYm4SgA memoir told through objects, inspired by Perec and Bachelard's 'The Poetics of Space'. My pre-order is IN for Dar… https://t.co/T2j1qo4cnJ
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @ianmcque @at_olschinsky The nicest surprise was unexpectedly finding they have 'Music' (1911) by Luigi Russolo on… https://t.co/mkkrAVebdu @mtbzan Superb. One for @Estorick perhaps? @ianmcque @at_olschinsky Unexpected Expressionist piece - ‘Place Fustenberger, Paris’ (1957). https://t.co/9LRwajmjSp @ianmcque @at_olschinsky It’s possible though that in seventy years, Ian, an artist chancing upon your excellent wo… https://t.co/wuXbgcSbZ9‘The Dredger’ (1951) & ‘Port Structures - Nantes’ (1954) ht @ianmcque & @at_olschinsky https://t.co/Sk1sj4pGUWPainting utopia on the eve of the world going to hell - ‘Destruction & Construction’ (1932) https://t.co/lqb4SkeQ1uThe exhibition doesn’t dodge the Futurists’ reprehensible politics but Crali’s case seems more complex than others… https://t.co/WAEL8NFHfEThere were quite a few surprises. For one thing, he kept painting futurist aero-paintings way into the jet age (he… https://t.co/7RzDf4f8D4Correction: Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art. Stones throw from Highbury & Islington station. Charming little gallery.Made it to the Crali exhibition at the Esoterik. Stunning seeing these futurist paintings up close. Here’s ‘The For… https://t.co/UNeyknVR4nEarly morning visit to Alexandra Road Estate. Designed by Neave Brown in 1968 and still looking visionary. https://t.co/THzy4CvJFv
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @benjaminbardou @realpilotpriest This is intensely beautiful & melancholic.Round about the same time, Carl Grossberg was painting these street scenes in Germany & the Low Lands. https://t.co/TB4JrB5zxaI love the Pixies, and this cover by @beaconband is gorgeous! https://t.co/k9ClhRFqkr
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @Furmadamadam These are gorgeous. @the_admo @thegentleauthor might know. I think the book is cheaper here https://t.co/b8AE09D4GCFound myself walking through an Elwin Hawthorne (1905–1954) painting this morning. https://t.co/p2BRmiVm3yI seldom get involved with hashtags but I'll make an exception here. Hi, I'm Lee - I'm a painter based in the UK. M… https://t.co/uwW7i5JBOj
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1/16
2020
🏙️ Paris Wandering II. It was the beginning of Megalopolis project. Time flies ! 🎧 @realpilotpriest - The Last Good… https://t.co/epwbOVUWHL
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @olgagrushin @sovietvisuals @FolkloreFilmFes Absolute masterpiece (Tale of Tales is my favourite animation). @Grrrod Try this https://t.co/ibuyjlcrC3'Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay! Alas! I am very sorry to say...' https://t.co/gan5huNsjEI can see Wyeth in my head when I read these astonishing words https://t.co/aqxjsHdk0hChronometry & cartography through scents, from 'The World I Live In' (1908) by Helen Keller. https://t.co/OEPQDdZdjX @TheSimonEvans I don't know if you subscribe to the vale of tears that is the realm of phone apps Simon but Sky Vie… https://t.co/b4UxGdoRrP @atwjackson @C20Society @C20WestMids For shame.Sad to see the demolition of the old Universal Grinding Wheel Company offices in Stafford from the train - its unic… https://t.co/f3UtDvvy8P
Retweeted by Darran AndersonAnd we'll have a preview of Darran Anderson's Inventory, a visual talk through the book, at Doolin:… https://t.co/ZG3LNJJxnj
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @UrbanFoxxxx @DellaRainbow Me too. Fallen through roofs and windows, breathed in clouds of god knows what, chased b… https://t.co/5Lm14DdFPx‘Maybe they thought I was a spy for the general who came to check if they were doing anything corrupt.’ - Carl De K… https://t.co/NdLwGfmX0i“Well, if you said to me, ‘Okay, we’re either going down to Disneyland or we’re going to see this abandoned factory… https://t.co/2cX0Hb4oAM
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @rickoshea @MartinDoyleIT @ChattoBooks Thanks, chaps. Hope you enjoy it.Darran Anderson interview by @karlwhitney: Foucault once wrote “Where there is power, there is resistance” and Derr… https://t.co/OPHEj2gwAe
Retweeted by Darran AndersonCeiling of the Meditation Pavilion at Unesco's headquarters in Paris #architecture Tadao Ando https://t.co/8Jl8JDmDvd
Retweeted by Darran AndersonEarlier Watchman, meeting Spring-heeled Jack (1867) https://t.co/nBwBaT1grc https://t.co/qqmo9sEe2Ihttps://t.co/vGJnvLmxxB @shadowymaus Goes without saying.Also, perfect music for walking around cities at night.First musical obsession of the year (technically last year) - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' Watchmen soundtrack. Eve… https://t.co/TvIbF7brCh
1/15
2020
Crali is one of the central figures in a recent article I've written, which has displayed a remarkable resistance t… https://t.co/9eKnfBF3tvTempted to go to this Tullio Crali exhibition tomorrow (Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, Canonbury Square… https://t.co/NQDPYFEpFQAlnwick Castle. https://t.co/f3CNktqiOGSo much tender life and time inside this book. Picaresque, light of touch, unshirking, reminiscent, in its deep sim… https://t.co/OGHB5b2QpH
Retweeted by Darran AndersonAside from the story of its writing, it was this opening to Chapter 2 that hooked me... https://t.co/zGxxd0pY6jBlown away by Ngugi wa Thiong'o's book 'Devil on the Cross' - a truly exceptional work that was secretly written on… https://t.co/FJ2c81YAEDin more news of doomed brutalism, the iconic round bank of bellmead (outside waco) is slated for demolition. a disk… https://t.co/xf05cOhKxX
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @ACNIWriting Thank you.Obtain. https://t.co/Si4RWjNyBl
Retweeted by Darran Anderson‘I would prefer to remain in the ruins, to reclaim the wasteland for a reinvigorated modernism, a modernism that, a… https://t.co/IwxDuBTgLV
Retweeted by Darran AndersonBirthday card for J. Gershoff (1938) by M.C. Escher; from this treasure trove of Escher's work:… https://t.co/qUzRc4aakPI am so living for this Grade II* Listed beaut from today's hike on Anglesey. Built in 1930, the church, with its p… https://t.co/ygr0EN5ctC
Retweeted by Darran AndersonRooms. https://t.co/8nmKkGFCCh
1/14
2020
Birds. https://t.co/2POOIGIUDlSpeaking of time, this book comes out this day next month in the UK and Ireland. https://t.co/m64eeBUVlu https://t.co/p0WgyJV1yp @claymill Haha it would read much better in Tilda’s voice.Or, in other words, things look very Mary Poppinsy sometimes.There are moments, in the blue hour and on certain streets, it feels as if you have somehow fallen through the ice… https://t.co/JMxl5dfMEgThat article was the concluding part in an excellent series, in terms of breadth and depth, on ‘The Story of Cities… https://t.co/qKWhSoUpMw
1/13
2020

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