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Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne - the frontman of the legendary Talking Heads - is an enchanting travelogue from a cult figure in contemporary music. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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. Byrnes 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 ones eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a citys 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 Byrnes 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
I found this book to be a little puzzling. When I eventually finished it (which took some perseverance) I was tempted to read it again to see if the dull/meandering bits were as... Read morePublished 4 days ago by R. Mainwaring
Review of what? great book, but I've not had time to finish it yet. It was a bit dusty when it arrived, but no major problemPublished 3 months ago by Mr. I. HEANEY
I am passionate about cycling, not in a macho or, heaven forbid, a lycra-clad way, it is quite simply my favourite mode of transport for getting from A to B. Read morePublished 6 months ago by nigeyb
Great book in good condition delivered quickly. No reason to complain about that!Published 8 months ago by showes
When Boris becomes PM, maybe we could have David Byrne as Mayor of London('but he's an American!')Published 13 months ago by Oliver Gill