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On the High Line: Exploring New York's Most Original Urban Park [Paperback]

Annik La Farge , Rick Darke
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16 April 2012
On the High Line is the first illustrated guide to the elevated park that has transformed an entire neighbourhood of New York City. Illustrated with some 400 colour photos, including the work of notable photographer and horticulturist Rick Darke, and featuring a gatefold map, it is an engaging, friend-at-your-side guide to everything that a visitor sees when strolling through the park: the innovative gardens and their thousands of plants from around the world; the art, architecture and landscape design by highly recognizable names such as Piet Oudolf, Olaf Eliasson and Pentagram; and a neighbourhood whose lively history includes the Titanic, the Manhattan Project, S&M clubs and the Tenth Avenue Cowboy. This book captures like no other the countless details that make a walk along the High Line such an unforgettable experience.


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  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 1 edition (16 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500290202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500290200
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 17.3 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 541,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...a book that will give pleasure and respite to all who love New York City but wish it were somehow quieter, prettier, more conducive to contemplation without electronic devices buzzing from all sides. --Hudson Valley News

On the High Line… is packed with photos expressing exactly how much High Line Park has contributed to city life. --The Independent on Sunday

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4.0 out of 5 stars A little bit of everything 28 Jun 2012
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The book has plenty of pictures, gives an insight into the planning of the park, the plants used and the reason why they were chosen and also the history of the buildings and piers in the locality. A good book and an interesting read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have always loved the High Line... 16 Jan 2013
By Wil Andersen TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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...and wondered how to convey the excitement, the charm and the beauty of it to someone who has never been to Manhattan. Well, I think this book will probably do it.

The High Line park is the most exciting piece of urban renovation I think I have ever seen. The story behind it is fascinating and a tribute to both the creators and those who implemented the vision. But the joy is in the result.

I live in the UK but visit New York about once a year and stay in Greenwich Village - an easy walk from The High Line. My wife and I go there not every day but most. In all weathers and all seasons it is a delight. This book has made it even more enjoyable - with the interviews with the garden designer for example.

Go to the High Line if you can - if you can't, this book is the best substitute I have seen. Enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must 6 April 2013
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If you go to New York you should visit the High Line. This book will convince you why. Wonderful photos and history. Obviously a labour of love. Got this for my wife for Xmas and she has now read it three times and we have already been on the High Line twice!
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4.0 out of 5 stars High line 29 Nov 2012
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Very interesting, almost like walking along the High Line.Tells you lots about the history, the surrounding area and the construction of the gardens.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exorbitant architectual book of city changes 9 Mar 2013
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An exorbitant architectual book including ideas and photographs - jused as a fragment of a long forgotten urban transportation system,- as a take-off to a new look at the westside of Manhattan. People who like jusing there leg and eyes - and take their time to get opportunity - a new glance over the city. The books inspire local as ousiders to take a journey to look for yourself
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