Artist Karina Puente is illustrating Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’ and the web site ArchDaily has a sample of some of her work, including the image you see above.
I hadn’t expected to like illustrations of this book. The writing itself is so evocative, I would have thought that illustration would limit it. I make an exception for these works: they complement rather than reduce the writing.
I’d love to see an edition of Invisible Cities filled with Puente’s illustrations. For now, we can enjoy what we see at Archdaily.com.