David Coggins The Nostalgic Heart

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The Nostalgic Heart

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A chronicle of the artist's travels to cities around the world. The Nostalgic Heart combines encounters with the people David Coggins met -- from artists and journalists to poets and opera singers -- with ruminations about place and restlessness and the changing nature of cities. Containing over 90 photographs and drawings, the book is a celebration of urban life. Coggins went to Lima, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Berlin, Prague, Cairo, and Istanbul among other cities. He contends that the beauty and humanity of "the old square" continue to offer a model for living in the digital age.

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David Coggins is an artist, writer, and set designer. His work has been been seen widely in the U.S. as well as in Europe and South America. He is the author of The Nostalgic Heart (recipient of an Independent Publisher Book Award) and Eden Summer Collages. He lives in Minneapolis.

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"I love The Nostalgic Heart. The art is beautiful --intriguing, thoughtful, and unique. Even more, I love the insights into the very souls of these cities."
Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People and The Tarnished Eye

"A haunting and evocative voyage of discovery full of the precise observations of an artist's eye."
William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart and Restless

"David Coggins shares a world of insight in his beautiful travel book -- an unsentimental diary of poignant vignettes and artfully tinted photos. He is a romantic but a wise and insightful one who comes to terms with distance, time, and inevitable loss."
Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune

--Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"David Coggins' The Nostalgic Heart, a stunning, limited edition collection of photographs and essays, is the ideal travel companion during the day you play hooky from work."
Stephanie Wilbur Ash, Twin Cities Metro Magazine

"The Nostalgic Heart is my kind of book. Compelling to read, beautiful to hold in the hand and observe with the eye, and its emotional scent lasts long after it is left on the bedside table."
Mason Riddle, Thinking Souls, mnartists.org

--Mason Riddle, Thinking Souls, mnartists.org

"The Nostalgic Heart is beautiful and heartfelt."
Katherine Lanpher, author of Leap Days

"In charting his course with words and images, David Coggins reveals himself, his hand, and his vision in the geography. His passion for experience and his modest, respectful awe in the face of cultures not his own resonate in every page."
George Slade, Artistic Director, Minnesota Center for Photograpy

--George Slade, Artistic Director, Minnesota Center for Photography

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