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Bicycle Diaries

Bicycle Diaries

ISBN
9780571241033
Published
03/06/2010
9780571241033
Format
Paperback
Price
£10.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

'Byrne comes across like a post-punk Michael Palin.' Sephen Dalton, The Times

'An engaging book; part-diary, part-manifesto.' Observer

David Byrne, co-founder of the group Talking Heads, has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation since the 1980's. When he tours, Byrne travels with a folding bicycle, bringing it to cities like London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, New York, Detroit and San Francisco. The view from his bike seat has given Byrne a panoramic window on urban life all over the world.

An enchanting celebration of bike riding and of the rewards of seeing the world at bike level, this book gives the reader an incredible insight into what Byrne is seeing and thinking as he pedals around these cities.

'Byrne comes across like a post-punk Michael Palin.' Sephen Dalton, The Times'An engaging book; part-diary, part-manifesto.' ObserverDavid Byrne, co-founder of the group Talking Heads, has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation since the 1980's. When he tours, Byrne travels with a folding bicycle, bringing it to cities like London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, New York, Detroit and San Francisco. The view from his bike seat has given Byrne a panoramic window on urban life all over the world. An enchanting celebration of bike riding and of the rewards of seeing the world at bike level, this book gives the reader an incredible insight into what Byrne is seeing and thinking as he pedals around these cities.
  • David Byrne

    A co-founder of the musical group Talking Heads, David Byrne has also released many solo albums in addition to collaborating with such noted artists as Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, and Brian Eno. His art includes photography and installation works and has been published in five books. He lives in New York and he recently added some new bike racks of his own design around town. His web site is www.davidbyrne.com.