City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts

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City Parks illuminates the spirit and beauty of the world's most loved city parks: an extraordinary visual and poetic journey from London to Brooklyn, Calcutta to Chicago, and Paris to San Francisco, captured in breathtaking photographs and the evocative words of celebrated writers and personalities.

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Overview

City Parks illuminates the spirit and beauty of the world's most loved city parks: an extraordinary visual and poetic journey from London to Brooklyn, Calcutta to Chicago, and Paris to San Francisco, captured in breathtaking photographs and the evocative words of celebrated writers and personalities.

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Alida Becker
As is often the case, [the] essays tell us more about the writers than they do the gardens…but teamed with Oberto Gili's vivacious photographs, they're an eloquent reminder of the way shared landscapes can provide intimate inspiration.
New York Times Book Review
“An eloquent reminder of the way shared landscapes can provide intimate inspiration.”
Alantic.com
“In the new book City Parks, Catie Marron collects intimate essays on 21 great parks in cities around the world, all accompanied by generous, gorgeous portraits of those parks by the photographer Oberto Gili.”
The Atlantic
“This lavish volume features pictures of city parks around the world taken by the fashion photographer Oberto Gili, accompanied by the thoughts of ‘celebrated writers and personalities’ . . . an artifact of the current neo-Olmsted moment, when glamorous greenness is transforming urban grime and neglect.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062231796
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 461,513
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Catie Marron

Catie Marron's career has included investment banking, magazine journalism, and public service. She is currently co-chair of the board of directors of Friends of the High Line; a trustee of The New York Public Library, where she was chairman of the board for seven years; and a contributing editor of Vogue magazine, along with other involvements.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS


Introduction | CATIE MARRON

Al-Azhar, Cairo | AHDAF SOUEIF

Boboli Gardens, Florence; Villa Borghese, Rome | ZADIE SMITH

Dumbarton Oaks, Wahsington, D.C. | PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

Giardino Pubblico, Trieste | JAN MORRIS

Gorky Park, Moscow; Tsarskoe Selo & Kirov Park, Saint Petersburg | IAN FRAZIER

Griffith Park, Los Angeles | CANDICE BERGEN

High Line, New York | ANDRÉ ACIMAN

Hyde Park, London | AMANDA FOREMAN

Iveagh Gardens, Dublin | JOHN BANVILLE

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris | AMANDA HARLECH

Lincoln Park & Grant Park, Chicago | JONATHAN ALTER

Maidan, Calcutta | SIMON WINCHESTER

Maruyama Koen, Kyoto | PICO IYER

Park Güell, Barcelona | COLM TÓIBÍN

Parque Ecológico de Xochimilco, Mexico City | DAVID LIDA

Presidio, San Francisco | ANDREW SEAN GREER

Prospect Park, Brooklyn | NICOLE KRAUSS

Tiergarten, Berlin | NORMAN FOSTER

Photographer's Notes | OBERTO GILI
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    disappointed-lacked imagination

    disappointed-lacked imagination-I looked forward to the book but it did not meet my expectations

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