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The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism

ISBN 10: 159448998X / 1-59448-998-X
ISBN 13: 9781594489983
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

A cultural commentator and author of such works as Sex Collectors and The Food Chain evaluates walking from a range of disciplines to consider how the activity has inspired sporting events, mystical revelations, and artistic legacies. 17,500 first printing.


Review:

"[P]erfect for the armchair walker....The loping pace of this book, comparable to the act of walking itself, invites time for trivia, and there is a lot in these pages."

D. T. Max, New York Times Book Review, 12/14/2008

Review:

"A quirky miscellany with which anyone can pass several pleasant hours..."

Jeffrey Burke, Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.), 01/11/2009

 

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Book Description: Riverhead Books, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 216 x 152 mm. Brand New Book. A fascinating, definitive, and very personal rumination on the history, science, philosophy, art, and literature of walking, by a skilled cultural commentator. Geoff Nicholson, author of Bleeding London and Sex Collectors, turns his eye to the intellectual and cultural history of that most common of activities—walking. This simple, omnipresent activity has inspired numerous subcultures, literary and artistic legacies, sporting events, personal memories, epic journeys, mystical revelations, and scandals. It s a rich tradition that embraces such novelists as Charles Dickens and Paul Auster, musicians like Robert Johnson and Bob Dylan, and moviemakers from Buster Keaton to Werner Herzog. But it s also a tradition that includes obsessives and eccentrics, such as the artist Mudman, who coats his body in mud and then walks the city streets; competitive pedestrians such as Captain Barclay, who walked one mile an hour for a thousand successive hours; and gang members who use the hidden language of the Â"Crip WalkÂ" to spell out messages in the dirt with their scuffing. How we walk, where we walk, why we walk announces who and what we are. Geoff Nicholson is a master chronicler of the hidden subversive twists on a seemingly normal activity. He analyzes the hows, wheres, and whys of walking through the ages. He finds people who walk only at night, or naked, or for thousands of miles at a time, in costume, for causes, or for no reason whatsoever. Here, he brings curiosity and genuine insight to a subject that often walks right past us. Bookseller Inventory # NLF9781594489983

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Book Description: Riverhead Books, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 216 x 152 mm. Brand New Book. How we walk, where we walk, why we walk tells the world who and what we are. Whether it s once a day to the car, or for long weekend hikes, or as competition, or as art, walking is a profoundly universal aspect of what makes us humans, social creatures, and engaged with the world. Cultural commentator, Whitbread Prize winner, and author of Sex Collectors Geoff Nicholson offers his fascinating, definitive, and personal ruminations on the literature, science, philosophy, art, and history of walking. Nicholson finds people who walk only at night, or naked, or in the shape of a cross or a circle, or for thousands of miles at a time, in costume, for causes, or for no reason whatsoever. He examines the history and traditions of walking and its role as inspiration to artists, musicians, and writers like Bob Dylan, Charles Dickens, and Buster Keaton. In The Lost Art of Walking, he brings curiosity, imagination, and genuine insight to a subject that often strides, shuffles, struts, or lopes right by us. Bookseller Inventory # NLF9781594489983

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