The popular culture of city parks

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Comedia, Demos , Bournes Green, London
Other titlesThe future of public parks in the United Kingdom.
StatementDavid Crouch.
SeriesWorking paper / Comedia/Demos -- no.9, Working paper (Comedia/Demos) -- no.9.
ContributionsComedia., Demos (Organisation)
The Physical Object
Pagination16p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18440013M
ISBN 101873667817

Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and beauty of eighteen of the world’s most-loved city parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen other remarkable contributors reflect on a /5(2). In Retro Ball Parks, Daniel Rosenweig explores the cultural and economic role of retro baseball parks and traces the cultural implications of re-creating the old in new urban spaces.

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pages. In this thoughtful and detailed documentation of “great” city parks, which is enlivened by spare and insightful opinions, I am reminded of the series that started with the book. Kathy Merlock Jackson, a Virginia Wesleyan University professor of communication, teaches media studies and children’s is the author of eight books and the former editor of The Journal of American is an officer in the Popular Culture Association.

Mark I. West is chair of the English department at the University of North Carolina. America has a collection of extremely interesting city parks. There are so many parks that earn some sort of recognition as the either the Oldest, Most Visited, Largest, etc.

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For over a week, white U.S. soldiers and sailors traversed Los Angeles beating up. Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and beauty of eighteen of the world’s most-loved city parks.

Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen other remarkable contributors reflect on a particular park that holds special meaning for them. Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors inand one of the most filmed locations in the world.

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