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Bicycle diaries, David Byrne

Label
Bicycle diaries
Title
Bicycle diaries
Statement of responsibility
David Byrne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whilst on tour, musician David Byrne rides his folding bike through many of the world's principal cities. The point of view from his bike seat has given Byrne a panoramic window on urban life over the last 30 years, and this book gives the reader an insight into what Byrne is seeing and thinking as he pedals around these cities.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1952-
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Byrne, David
Dewey number
  • 796.64092
  • 796.6'4'092
  • 796.64
  • 796.64092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1044
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bicycle touring
  • Byrne, David
  • Sport
Summary expansion
Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes, and starting taking them on tour. ByrneAEs 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. Convinced that urban biking opens oneAEs eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a cityAEs geography and population, Byrne began keeping a journal of his observations and insights.An account of what he sees and who he meets as he pedals through metropolises from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Istanbul to San Francisco, Manila to New York, Bicycle Diaries also records ByrneAEs thoughts on world music, urban planning, fashion, architecture, cultural dislocation, and much more, all with a highly personal mixture of humour, curiosity, and humility. Part-travelogue, part-journal, part-photo album, Bicycle Diaries is an eye-opening celebration of seeing the world at bike level. Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation in New York City. A few years later he discovered folding bikes, and starting taking them with him on music tour overseas, and experienced a sense of liberation as he pedalled around many of the world's principal cities. The point of view from his bike seat has given Byrne a panoramic window on urban life over the last thirty years as he has cycled round cities such as London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, New York, and San Francisco. From music and the visual arts, to globalisation, politics, the nature of creative work, fashion and art, this book gives the reader an incredible insight into what Byrne is seeing and thinking as he pedals around these cities.Filled with intimate photographs, incredible musical stories and a powerful ecological message, this is a enchanting celebration of bike riding u of the rewards of seeing the world at bike level
Label
Bicycle diaries, David Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BDZ0008559361
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 297 p.
Isbn
9780571241026
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Bicycle diaries, David Byrne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BDZ0008559361
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 297 p.
Isbn
9780571241026
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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