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Lost Rivers

Lost Rivers
Éanna de Fréine
The Velvet Cell


64 pages
150×180 mm
ISBN: 978-1-90888-927-0


Lost Rivers is an exploration of Taipei, Taichung and Tainan’s forgotten rivers, streams and waterways. Once dominant forces in carving out their surroundings, these rivers have now become neglected backwaters in the race to urbanise. Neglected, decrepit, the city is built over them and around them. Through them we see how the race to urbanise can affect our world.

Éanna de Fréine was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He set up The Velvet Cell in 2011. He currently resides in Osaka, Japan.

The Velvet Cell is a Japanese independent publishing house, interested in modernity, urbanity and social structure.