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Bicycle Diaries

The point is that reading Bicycles Diaries is a worthwhile substitute for actually biking around a city and spending the day experiencing life the way David Byrne does. Return to Book Page. Customers who viewed this item also viewed: And that shows in a seemingly effortless way.

While very little of this book is literally about things seen from a cyclists point of view, his views on cities designed fe driving and the privatisation of public spaces are linked to that perspective. It also made me kind of jealous.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. It is obvious that Byrne loves to ride.

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He wonders whether there is actually something in our DNA that results in 3rd world marketplaces the world over being eerily similar. But he also has a strong advocacy for bicycling that shines forth in each of these essays.

This time, Byrne t You know his name, or ought to. It’s about David Byrne cycling about cities, discussing his curiosity with urban design, art, and philosophy. But thinking back on it, I would suggest that, yes, in a truly enlightened world all green objects are in a way related somehow, more than by just being green, and maybe they are related in a way we don’t understand yet, just as all hexagonal objects might share a common trait as well.

Well, wait, ok, fine: I was a Talking Heads fan too, and even a liberal in most scenarios I’ve seen few rev Several reviewers have covered elements of this book including Throughout the book, Xavid makes some keen observations regarding human nature and our social condition.

We get a good looks at small parts, biciclets a great feeling of the vibe and interetingly, he is a terrific teacher of city and highway infrastructure!

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 best when he’s sounding more relaxed using fun words like the aforementioned “yikes” and a personal favourite “fuck”and when he’s discussing urban design – especially in relation to cycling – and actual stuff he did rather than pondering some intellectual puzzle or trying too hard with the poetic phrasing.

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Byrne is just too interested about too many different things to stick with one topic, and that was fine with byrnw. He’s not falsely modest—he’s well aware that he occupies a position of privilege, and he isn’t shy about naming the influential people in whose circles he travels—but it’s not so much about Byrne himself as about the places he’s been, the people he’s met and the things they’ve done.

Photos accompany the text – bicicletx Byrne appears not to take very many photographs himself.

Search the entire store Bicycle Diaries is both a travelogue and a work with a definite agenda, but it’s also full of pointed asides and extended ruminations about architecture, sociology and politics, outsider art, the likely nature of artificial intelligence, and of course about music too. The best parts about reading this book are 1 getting to visit so many different places, 2 getting inside of David Byrne’s head a little, since the writing is drawn from his journals that he kept during his travels, which means a little bizarre-o art and music, a little interesting historical stuff, and a look inside what’s bouncing around his brain on his visit to wherever he is actually, he reminds me a little bit of myself.

David takes his bicycle everywhere and, like me, it is his primary mode of transport.

Sentence after sentence clogged up with description, clever metaphor after clever metaphor, often repeating the same point, again and again, as if he were unable to decide which was best, so left them all in. Or, at least, the music takes a back seat. It is more a collection of essays that seem to have little connection to what he actually experienced while riding his bike. We use our own and third-party cookies to analyse usage and improve our services.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Feb 12, Splendy rated it it was amazing. You know his name, or ought to. There are dr of things to get you upset, such as how Robert Moses destroyed large portions of many of our cites with his freeway plans, chopping up central cities with interchanges. You must diarioos JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of diwrios website. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.