A 12-Million-Person Imaginary City Created By An Autistic Savant

Beautiful renderings which took 20 years to complete: the complete plan of a massive European city that does not exist, revealing the fruits of unrestrained dreaming. Via Brain Pickings:

For the past 20 years, French autistic savant Gilles Trehin has been devising and developing this fanciful megacity, from the remarkable architectural detail to the thoughtful cultural context rooted in real world history. Urville gathers 300 of Trehin’s meticulous, obsessive drawings and sets the door ajar to this complex and intricately woven alternate reality.


9 Comments on "A 12-Million-Person Imaginary City Created By An Autistic Savant"

  1. Jin The Ninja | Feb 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm |

    bucharest+ paris+ brasilia+ moscow +london.

    not too shabby.

  2. Amazing stuff. I like how he used the term”unrestrained dreaming”.What if…..

  3. I’m sure there was no coaxing of any kind… 

  4. maybe he was given a vision of what is to come…shove everybody in one place….

  5. Can people not simply be taken by the genius of another person anymore? Appreciate accomplishment without giving some smart remark or criticism? This is pretty amazing work. That’s it, folks. Fuck.

  6. I’ve been dreaming these sort of places all my life. They’re way beyond anything I could think of and makes me think they could be real and we are tuning into them, he is just able to represent what he picks up clearly.

  7. Acidninja | Feb 22, 2012 at 2:47 am |

    Was Hitler autistic? Hitler is awesome, we have common dreams & state of mind, maybe i’m autistic, or have realised my destiny. The future looks beautiful!

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