The Bicycle Diaries: David Byrne Bikes the World’s Cities  

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Inhabitat has a post on ex-Talking Head singer David Byrne and his new project "Bicycle Diaries" - Bicycle Diaries: David Byrne Bikes the World’s Cities

For most people, bicycles represent a means of transportation, a fun activity, or even objects of affection. For David Byrne they’re much more – they offer a unique opportunity to experience the culture, history, and vitality contained within our built environment. Due for release today, Bicycle Diaries is a freewheeling travelogue that finds Byrne pedaling through the cities of the world as he expounds upon architecture, infrastructure, and life within the world’s great cities. ...

Each chapter of Bicycle Diaries flies by as an impressionistic pastiche that jumps from physical place to theoretical space as Byrne explains how highway corridors have cleaved communities in half and how modernist concrete high rises quash healthy neighborhoods. Funny, poignant, and thoughtful, Byrne’s narrative takes on big topics and often asks more questions than it answers.

Summer may be on its way out, but for those still itching to take a trip, Bicycle Diaries offers an enthralling view of the world’s cities that never loses sight of the human scale.

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