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Bicicletx talks dlarios lot about city planning and sprawl, really interesting subjects, but comes off like a college freshman home for the holidays spouting his new-found wisdom without totally understanding how all these little facts he picked up actually fit together.

I wish I could hang out with the guy who invented the powerbook, or fatboy slim, or the city planner who made copenhagen the bicjcleta bike friendly city on earth. Israel, Palestina, Dakota del Sur, Tibet I’ve had a slightly up and down relationship with this book.

So, he does and we get to read about them in this gem of a book. The use of the product should not go beyond the verification of its new condition and functioning upon receipt. Byrne is clearly an activist on behalf of the bicycle, and of sensible town planning railing against the type of single-use town planning that has blighted many cities across the world.

He is saddened that old architecture is being replaced by modern, “functional”, soulless buildings.

Preview — Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne. Oct 26, Alan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: As the product of an artist of many media, the book is not some plain, printed artifact.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I know I can pay better attention to life around me and see interesting things in typically boring places. Part travelogue, part journal, part photo album, Bicycle Diaries is an eye-opening celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike. Oct 15, Nathalia Borghi rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is saddened that old architecture is being replaced This is a book of David Byrne’s musings while riding his bicycle in cities around the world.


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Nov 29, Jeremy rated it it was ok. It sounds so glamorous but though his writing we learn there is little glamour on the road and there is less glamour on two wheels–which is the beauty of this book. This is a book of David Byrne’s musings while riding his bicycle in cities around the world. After going into Pendragon every day for a week asking “is the David Dxvid book in yet?

It is obvious that Byrne loves to ride. There’s a neat kind of symmetry on display here where the format of these short essays reflects the way the mind naturally drifts while bike-riding through a city, skipping between particulars of the immediate environment, generalities about the bikability of different environments, reminiscences of the last you were in that city for your gallery exhibition, observations on the famous, well-connected people you’re constantly being shuttled between Because it is a diiarios that focuses on his bicycle experiences, we get views into the activities that the bicycle helped enable.

Recommended to Alan by: When I ride, I notice the beauty…. For the bike Baskets Bottles Mudguards Stickers. RETURNS Our main objective is customer satisfaction, so if someone is not satisfied with their order, you have up to 30 days to return it. My daughter knows this too, and that it was very thoughtful of her to select this book to give to me as a Christmas present.

He still seems vicicleta a nice guy, just maybe not as omniamazing as I once thought. For those that would like some practical advice, there is also an Afterword that covers a few essential items. Politics comes to the fore in cities like Berlin and Manila, while chapters on New York City, and on the landscaped suburban industrial parks and contemporary ruins of such spots as Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Columbus are more concerned with history in the urban landscape.


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Diarios de bicicleta Book. Feb 12, Splendy rated it it was amazing. So yeah, this is a book that yells out ‘travel essay’ and for those who are hoping for some insight into his byren world – well, there is really none. Sep 02, John rated it really liked it. I love everything about bicycling.

I guess he’s good at putting his thoughts into the ambiguous and metaphorical terms well-suited to song, but when he tries to spell them out in writing and “back them up with supporting evidence,” well, he should leave it to those who understand the supporting evidence well enough to say something meaningful and interesti What a complete disappointment. It’s as though he literally did copy a few scrawlings from old travel journals and slap them into a book.

His art includes photography and installation works and has been published in five books. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Jul 16, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: But it was a convincing inside-the-front-cover and I went for it.

He succeeds also in his second objective too to examine and explain himself. Bicycle Diaries would make a lovely companion set with Andrei Codrescu’s Hail Babylon, which is another volume of impressions of various cities, all, or nearly all american in Codrescu’s case.

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It’s as though he literally did copy a Guys, I’m sad to say that I didn’t even finish it! This book is as much about what defines the culture of cities as it is about bicycling. Seems he’s found himself a city to live in.