1. French artist Armelle Caron has satisfied this curiosity in “Tout bien rangé,” an assembly of what Caron calls “graphic anagrams” of well-known cities. The series, whose title translates roughly as “All in order,” is composed of digital images of cities printed on canvas — cities whole and cities disassembled, catalogs of parts for some Borgesian Ikea project.”

    Without the map to the left, the pieces of these cities—New York, Paris, Le Havre and Istanbul, respectively—would simply be deconstructed groupings of shapes, none of them recognizable as pieces of a metropolis. 

    Proof that a city is the sum of its parts? 

    From Atlantic Cities

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