The Art of Walking: A History in 100 Images

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Price
$30.00  $27.90
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.58 X 9.52 X 0.94 inches | 1.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300266849

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About the Author
William Chapman Sharpe is professor of English at Barnard College.
Reviews
"William Chapman Sharpe tackles the question 'What does a walk look like?' with one hundred illustrations, from early Egyptian wall paintings to famous images such as Turner's depiction of rubble tourists visiting Tintern Abbey to Christo & Jean Claude's Floating Piers in Italy's Lago d'Iseo. . . . A broad-ranging book [that] has something for every rambler."--Benjamin Riley, New Criterion

"Deftly organized and superbly illustrated, The Art of Walking communicates its ideas and enthusiasms with infectious passion and in elegant prose."--Matthew Beaumont, author of The Walker: On Finding and Losing Oneself in the Modern City

"Daring, erudite, and thoughtful, The Art of Walking is an important book for anyone who loves not only to walk but to think about the role that walking plays across wildly different times and places in history."--Lauren Elkin, author of Flâneuse: Women Walk the City