City Parks: Public Spaces, Private Thoughts

City Parks: Public Spaces, Private Thoughts

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by Catie Marron
     
 

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Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and beauty of eighteen of the world’s most-loved city parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen other remarkable contributors reflect on a particular park that holds special meaning for them.

Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints

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Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and beauty of eighteen of the world’s most-loved city parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen other remarkable contributors reflect on a particular park that holds special meaning for them.

Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of first love in the Presidio; André Aciman muses on time’s fleeting nature and the changing face of New York viewed from the High Line; Pico Iyer explores hidden places and privacy in Kyoto; Jonathan Alter takes readers from the 1968 race riots to Obama’s 2008 victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park; Simon Winchester invites us along on his adventures in the Maidan; and Bill Clinton writes of his affection for Dumbarton Oaks.

Oberto Gili’s color and black-and-white photographs unify the writers’ unique and personal voices. Taken around the world over the course of a year, in every season, his pictures capture the inherent mood of each place. Fusing images and text, City Parks is an extraordinary and unique project: through personal reflection and intimate detail it taps into collective memory and our sense of time’s passage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062231802
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2013
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
22 MB
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Meet the Author

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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