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By Catie Marron,Oberto Gili

ISBN-10: 0062231790

ISBN-13: 9780062231796

Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and wonder of eighteen of the world’s most-loved urban parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen different extraordinary individuals contemplate a selected park that holds exact which means for them.

Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of past love within the Presidio; André Aciman muses on time’s fleeting nature and the altering face of latest York seen from the excessive Line; Pico Iyer explores hidden locations and privateness in Kyoto; Jonathan modify takes readers from the 1968 race riots to Obama’s 2008 victory speech in Chicago’s provide Park; Simon Winchester invitations us alongside on his adventures within the Maidan; and invoice Clinton writes of his affection for Dumbarton Oaks.

Oberto Gili’s colour and black-and-white images unify the writers’ distinct and private voices. Taken all over the world over the process a yr, in each season, his photos seize the inherent temper of every position. Fusing photographs and textual content, City Parks is a rare and special undertaking: via own mirrored image and intimate element it faucets into collective reminiscence and our experience of time’s passage.

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