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Patrick Keiller

Patrick Keiller's films include the celebrated London (1994), Robinson in Space (1997), The Dilapidated Dwelling (2000), and Robinson in Ruins (2010). He has devised large-scale installations including Londres, Bombay (Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, 2006) and The Robinson Institute (Tate Britain, London, 2012), the latter accompanied by a book The Possibility of Life's Survival on the Planet. He was a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London (2002–11), and has taught in schools of art and architecture since 1974.

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  • “Droll, analytical, and quietly furious”: Patrick Keiller’s The View From the Train praised in Icon and The Independent

    In 2013, The View from the Train made both the Financial Times and the Observer’s list of Books of the Year for 2013. Since the beginning of 2014, more praises for the book’s insights about urban and rural space in Britain have appeared in Icon and The Independent.

    In Icon, Sukhdev Sandhu praised Patrick Keiller’s The View from the Train for being “a valuable introduction to Keiller’s intellectual and political preoccupations.” Sandhu also called Keiller “one of this country’s most important geographers of the past quarter of a century.”

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  • Praise for Patrick Keiller's The View from the Train



    Patrick Keiller’s The View from the Train, a book full of insights about urban and rural space in Britain as well as Keiller’s own film practice, has been praised in a number of recent reviews. The book made both the Financial Times and the Observer’s list of Books of the Year for 2013. According to the Financial Times, ‘Keiller is Britain’s most observant and provocative film-maker around the subject of cities and the landscape’. His essay collection is ‘wonderful’. The Observer had similar praise for The View from the Train, which it describes as ‘perceptive, educated, un-obvious musings on place and inhabitation’.

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