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By Catie Marron,Oberto Gili

Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and wonder of eighteen of the world’s most-loved urban parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen different striking participants consider a selected park that holds particular which means for them.

Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of old flame within the Presidio; André Aciman muses on time’s fleeting nature and the altering face of latest York considered from the excessive Line; Pico Iyer explores hidden areas and privateness in Kyoto; Jonathan adjust takes readers from the 1968 race riots to Obama’s 2008 victory speech in Chicago’s furnish Park; Simon Winchester invitations us alongside on his adventures within the Maidan; and invoice Clinton writes of his affection for Dumbarton Oaks.

Oberto Gili’s colour and black-and-white photos unify the writers’ specified and private voices. Taken worldwide over the process a yr, in each season, his images seize the inherent temper of every position. Fusing pictures and textual content, City Parks is a rare and exact venture: via own mirrored image and intimate element it faucets into collective reminiscence and our experience of time’s passage.

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