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The artists bending cities to their will - CNN Style. Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Architects are -- sometimes to their dismay -- confined by the limits of engineering.

The artists bending cities to their will - CNN Style

In turn, engineers are confined by the limits of physics. So perhaps the art world is better placed to push the boundaries of architectural imagination. Now, a new breed of digital artists is combining photography with image manipulation techniques to bend, twist and distort cities to their will. Their illusory worlds might not be strictly possible, but they can offer new commentary on our cities, forcing us to reassess buildings and urban spaces in the process.