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Book Title: Bicycle Diaries|
Date of issue: 2010
ISBN 13: 9780571241033
The author of the book: David Byrne
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.26 MB
Edition: Faber and Faber
Read full description of the books Bicycle Diaries:Most of this is only tangentially about bicycling. Byrne is just too interested about too many different things to stick with one topic, and that was fine with me. He bounces giddily between reflections on city planning, geography, history, contemporary art, cultural anthropology, music, etc. The section about Manila and Buenos Aires in particular are extremely interesting, I had no idea about the weird personality cult/pseudo-religion that had developed around the Marcos's, or the bizarre hodgepodge of musical styles that developd in latin america in the last 30 years. I always think of Byrne being kind of a spacehead, but he's refreshingly down to earth, almost pragmatic here. It also made me kind of jealous. Byrne, while maybe not a 'super-star,' is an extremely intelligent, cool person who gets to spend a lot of time with other extremely intelligent, cool people. I wish I could hang out with the guy who invented the powerbook, or fatboy slim, or the city planner who made copenhagen the most bike friendly city on earth. David Byrne should write more books.
Read information about the authorA 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. His art includes photography and installation works and has been published in five books. He lives in New York and he recently added some new bike racks of his own design around town, thanks to the Department of Transportation.
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