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It wasn’t what I expected. There are loads of tangents about art, language, the Anangu in Australia where he hits one of a few bum notes, seeming to let White Australians off the hook and the obligation of owning their muck because he got to like them! So this book is about that, and about urban planning—especially about bike-friendly urban planning and why that’s necessary, illustrated with examples and numerous photographs from the world’s cities, ones that get biking right and ones that don’t.


Please correct page numbers 10 34 Aug 12, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Guys, I’m sad to say that I didn’t even finish it! Mar 24, James Cridland rated it really liked it.

There would be, for example, a mass of bulbous objects from various parts of the world and then some sharp, pointy ones grouped together. A cofounder of the musical group Talking Heads, David Byrne has also released several solo albums in addition to collaborating with such noted artists as Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, and Brian Eno. Jan 07, Stan rated it liked it. But the book flows forward like a journey, learning as it goes.


Search the entire store He has this way of writing that is amazingly informative without being pretentious. Cities that he happened to travel through while on a bicycle. I’m a fan of david byrne, as much or even more of his work after the talking heads, and I’m a fan of bicycles, so a book full of david byrnes musings about biccleta a bike through a bunch of different cities around the world seemed like a winner to me, and so it was. biccicleta

Ultimately what is most impressive though is the mere fact that he takes his bike everywhere, folded into a suitcase, and then, no matter how easy or difficult, he uses it to travel around every city even where very few others cycle. Our main objective is customer satisfaction, so vicicleta someone is not satisfied with their order, you have up to 30 days to return it. Or, at least, the music takes a back seat.

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He clearly lives a charmed life; and whether he’s in Sao Paolo or London he seems to know the places to go to and has friends who show him the way; but he spends much of his time cycling in a vague way and just seeing what happens. Byrne’s main interest is how the city is laid out especially when concerning bicycling and how that affects the landscape and its people as a population. It’s very choppy, and not very cohesive.

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! He lives in New York and he recently added some new bike racks of his own design around town, thanks to the Depar A cofounder of the musical group Talking Heads, David Byrne has also released several solo albums in addition to collaborating with such noted artists as Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, and Brian Eno.


The only reason I didn’t give it 5 I’m glad I read this book! JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. He recorded his thoughts as he rode around cities while he was touring.

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Here are a couple of good ones, though: For the bike Baskets Bottles Mudguards Stickers. The down side is that the book is mostly a collection of unconnected travel anecdotes, in which he focuses on the issues particular to each place great places like Sydney, Manila, Buenos Aires, Berlin.

But then again he’s an intelligent guy and he can write and this is a book not about personalities but mostly landscapes and architecture. 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. Oct 26, Alan rated it really liked nicicleta Recommends it for: Byrne’s choice was made out of convenience rather than political m A renowned musician and visual artist presents an idiosyncratic behind-the-handlebars view bjrne the world’s cities.

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