Features: Andre Aciman; Jonathan Alter; John Banville; Bill Clinton; Candice Bergen; Norman Foster; Amanda Foreman; Ian Frazier; Andrew Sean Greer ; Amanda Harlech; Pico Iyer; Nicole Krauss; David Lida; Jan Morris; Zadie Smith; Ahdaf Soueif; Colm Toibin; and,Simon Winchester. In City Parks, eighteen writers reflect on various parks that hold a special significance for them, sharing personal moments they associate with them. Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of first love in the Presidio; Andre Aciman muses on the passage of time and the changing face of New York as viewed from the High Line; Nicole Krauss describes the real citizens of Prospect Park-dogs!; Simon Winchester takes readers along on his adventures in the Maidan; and Bill Clinton describes his affection for Dumbarton Oaks. Intensely personal, yet joined by overlapping themes of memory and the unstoppable passage of time, these essays create a warm portrait of parks around the world-from London to Brooklyn, Calcutta to Chicago, Paris to San Francisco-and offer a unique, thoughtful vision of their significance both to the individual and society itself.
Beautifully illustrated with color and black-and-white images, City Parks is a literary anthology and collector's item that illuminates our personal histories and public experiences.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1751 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 29 mm
"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." -- Alantic.com "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." -- The Atlantic "An eloquent reminder of the way shared landscapes can provide intimate inspiration." -- New York Times Book Review