City Parks

City Parks

Public Places, Private Thoughts

Book - 2013
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Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062231796
Branch Call Number: 910.202 CITY
Characteristics: 302 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gili, Oberto
Marron, Catie


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Sep 30, 2016

Great read - though not what I initially expected. Flipping through the book at the library I thought - oh, short essays, glossy photos - coffee table book - decided to read even though had been expected more of a research-based, history of the park, garden architecture, "scholarly" slyle book. Gad I did as I felt this format really works - each essay evokes a unique sense of the place (in time, over time) and most interesting revealed authors personal experiences, aspects of themselves - highlighting the personal importance of a public space. Evocative photos too.
2 things I would have added: Illustrated diagrams (perhaps watercolour) of each park - general layout, features location in each city. Also, an essay on Stanley Park - which the Globe & Mail recently reported as having just been voted "best park in the world"


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