City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts by Catie Marron

City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts

byCatie Marron

Hardcover | October 15, 2013

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Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and beauty of eighteen of the world’s most-loved city parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen other remarkable contributors reflect on a particular park that holds special meaning for them.

Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of first love in the Presidio; André Aciman muses on time’s fleeting nature and the changing face of New York viewed from the High Line; Pico Iyer explores hidden places and privacy in Kyoto; Jonathan Alter takes readers from the 1968 race riots to Obama’s 2008 victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park; Simon Winchester invites us along on his adventures in the Maidan; and Bill Clinton writes of his affection for Dumbarton Oaks.

Oberto Gili’s color and black-and-white photographs unify the writers’ unique and personal voices. Taken around the world over the course of a year, in every season, his pictures capture the inherent mood of each place. Fusing images and text, City Parks is an extraordinary and unique project: through personal reflection and intimate detail it taps into collective memory and our sense of time’s passage.

About The Author

Catie Marron's career has included investment banking, magazine journalism, and public service. She is currently co-chair 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 ofVoguemagazine, along with other invol...

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Title:City Parks: Public Places, Private ThoughtsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.16 inPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062231790

ISBN - 13:9780062231796

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“An eloquent reminder of the way shared landscapes can provide intimate inspiration.”