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The Resource Bicycle diaries, David Byrne

Bicycle diaries, David Byrne

Label
Bicycle diaries
Title
Bicycle diaries
Statement of responsibility
David Byrne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the early 1980s, renowned musician and visual artist 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 started taking them with him when traveling around the world. Byrne's choice was initially 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, exhilaration, and connection it provided. This point of view, from his bike seat, became his panoramic window on urban life, a magical way of opening one's eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city's geography and population. Bicycle Diaries chronicles Byrne's observations and insights--what he is seeing, whom he is meeting, what he is thinking about--as he pedals through and engages with some of the world's major cities.--Publisher
Summary
The musician and visual artist describes his preference for traveling by folding bicycle throughout New York City, a choice that has enabled his discovery of the mode's ensuing sense of freedom as well as his observations on the city's inner workings and rhythms
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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325158
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Byrne, David
Dewey number
796.6/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1044
LC item number
.B97 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Bicycle touring
  • Byrne, David
  • Byrne, David
Target audience
adult
Label
Bicycle diaries, David Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Introduction -- American cities -- Berlin -- Istanbul -- Buenos Aires -- Manila -- Sydney -- London -- San Francisco -- New York
Control code
ocn316327123
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 p., [5] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670021147
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009009390
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)316327123
Label
Bicycle diaries, David Byrne
Publication
Contents
Introduction -- American cities -- Berlin -- Istanbul -- Buenos Aires -- Manila -- Sydney -- London -- San Francisco -- New York
Control code
ocn316327123
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 p., [5] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670021147
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009009390
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)316327123

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