a walk through texts

"The city is its own book, in which words and phrases are erased continually, pages, even whole chapters are torn out. New editions appear one after the other, with new chapters, annexes, supplements. Initially, only architecture was writing this book: 'The City.'
     Things from nature were put up just as they were found. First letters of an alphabet in the making. Stone upon stone, wood on wood, clay on clay. Stacked, nailed, brushed into words and sentences. Reading was walking. Impossible to know a city without having been there."

Jeffrey Shaw & Tjebbe van Tijen, Literary Psychogeography, Amsterdam 1991