City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts

City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts


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ISBN-13: 9780062231796
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,193,010
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Catie Marron, whose career has encompassed investment banking, magazine journalism, and public service, is currently chairman 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 to Vogue. Also the editor of City Parks, Marron lives in New York City with her family.

Oberto Gili is a photographer who specializes in shooting interiors and fashion. The author of Home Sweet Home: Sumptuous And Bohemian Interiors And Luxury Of Space, he works for such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Travel & Leisure, and British, Spanish, and American Vogue.

Table of 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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City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this read Thought I would have a book of pictures but really enjoyed the essays. Well Done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very refreshing read and a wonderful mix of essays. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oberto Giili's photography is always exceptional but the essays were surprisingly vivid and inviting. A must read. You will be very pleasantly surprised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have gifted this book to a number of my friends who find it to be be an exceptional read. the photos are a plus which literally takes you through parks in places where you might never visit. Thanks to the Arthur .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book not only hosted some of the best writing talents out there, but Oberto Gili's photography actually did transport me to the parks in a special way and as a result many are now added to my travel wish list. I loved the personal attachment of each writer to the park. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
disappointed-lacked imagination-I looked forward to the book but it did not meet my expectations