Current Awareness Service
A collection of almost 200 pencil drawings of an imaginary city. Of interest to anyone with a taste for fantasy, and an insight into the incredible imaginative creativity of some autistic minds.
Link, Autism - Europe
It is with great pleasure that one can see `Urville' on the bookshops shelves. Gilles Trehin, a young man with autism is a drawing artist. His sketches represent primarily perspectives of buildings belonging to an imaginary urban development which his author called 'Urville' and which he started in 1984. This city has avenues, streets, public service buildings, churches, schools etc. All drawn very carefully, the small details are deliciously drawn.
This book offers an insight into the creative power of the autistic mind which will appeal to autistic and non autistic people alike.
The Irish Psychologist
Urville is an impressive work not because Trehin has been called autistic but because it is a testament to the creativity and talent he possesses. The artistry and finesse evident in the pages of Urville gives us an accomplished vision of one man's ideal city. For the drawings of this city alone, it is worth spending some hours in Urville. Taking the city in its intended context fires the imagination and gives the interested reader an imaginary tour unlike any other.