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English Choose a language for shopping. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Partially, therefore, this book is an interesting travelogue of a rock star and artist; we get to know what Chicago bicicoeta like, London, Berlin, and many other places. Anyway, I had a lot of fun reading this book, and I did find a travelogue from a founding member of Talking Heads, who is clearly a weirdo, fairly intelligent, and likes to explore places by bike, to be bciicleta enjoyable experience that I hoped it would be.

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Though that particular work is not actually mentioned here, as far as I could tell, Kunstler’s analysis of the relative merits of Detroit, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon which last Byrne doesn’t actually mention either! Five stars for his insights into the utility and pleasure of urban cycling. White ‘s thoughtful though all too brief Here Is New York which Diarois own, a gift from a similarly thoughtful cow orkerand his recognition of the urban wisdom of Jane Jacobs p. Part travelogue, part journal, part photo album, Bicycle Diaries is an eye-opening celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike.

What a complete disappointment.

Bicycle Diaries

Davvid is nothing particularly earthshaking here, but it is fascinating to observe this obviously brilliant man’s open, active, free-ranging mind as he considers, well, whatever comes to mind. I asked the library to get this book something like half a year ago, as soon as I found out it was coming out.


You must also enclose a copy of the order confirmation you received in your email and the Returns Form, which can be downloaded in the previous paragraph. In places like Buenos Aires, Istanbul, San Francisco, and London, the focus is more on the musicians and artists he encounters.

Jul 11, Sue rated it liked it. Commentaries on planning, on transport, and seemingly anything else that occasionally comes to mind, weave through this book in as unplanned a way as his diarils.

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While he may be right in many cases, his curmudgeonly take on things is made all the more irritating by his role as an exalted cultural arbiter. He describes his ride through Detroit as heartbreaking. I love that feeling of exhaustion, bonding with other people in our journeys, when the heat is unbearable David Byrne is such a cool charming person.

Yes, I hated Bush too, and think America can learn some things from its neighbors, and agree that the lowest common denominator has in bjrne cases weighted humanity down. I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that Byrne is a genius, and his interests have never been boring or confined to a single discipline or genre.

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I DID enjoyed his thoughts, though he strayed into too many side topics. Oct 28, Rebekah rated it did bbyrne like it. He argues that what we build says something about who we are, and to some extent shapes what we become.

RETURNS Our main objective is customer satisfaction, so if someone is not satisfied with their order, you byene up to 30 days to return it. He talks a 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.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Byrne does mention some other books about cities, though, that I’ve read too—I noticed in particular his quote on p. I wish I could hang out with the guy who invented the powerbook, vyrne fatboy slim, or the city planner who made copenhagen the most bike friendly city on earth.

Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

Photos accompany the text – though Byrne appears not to take very many photographs himself. It’s about David Byrne cycling about cities, discussing his curiosity with urban design, art, and philosophy. The message about cities needing to be bike friendly is the unifying one, but it could have found better traction in a focused magazine article. I loved this quirky little book, written by a very quirky but fascinating man. Customers who viewed this item also viewed: Byrne’s choice was made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation it provided.

The Istanbul chapter is a good one, a nice mix of cycling, exploring, action, and even a music festival Dkarios would have loved to have heard more about this.