By Catie Marron
Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and wonder of eighteen of the world’s most-loved urban parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen different impressive participants ponder a selected park that holds distinct that means for them.
Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of old flame within the Presidio; André Aciman muses on time’s fleeting nature and the altering face of latest York considered from the excessive Line; Pico Iyer explores hidden locations and privateness in Kyoto; Jonathan adjust takes readers from the 1968 race riots to Obama’s 2008 victory speech in Chicago’s provide Park; Simon Winchester invitations us alongside on his adventures within the Maidan; and invoice Clinton writes of his affection for Dumbarton Oaks.
Oberto Gili’s colour and black-and-white images unify the writers’ precise and private voices. Taken around the globe over the process a 12 months, in each season, his photographs catch the inherent temper of every position. Fusing photographs and textual content, City Parks is a unprecedented and designated undertaking: via own mirrored image and intimate element it faucets into collective reminiscence and our experience of time’s passage.