City of Glass: Douglas Coupland's Vancouver

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9781553653592: City of Glass: Douglas Coupland's Vancouver

This irresistible little book offers a very different take on Vancouver, one of the world's most beautiful cities. Douglas Coupland applies his unique sensibility to everything from the Grouse Grind to glass towers, First Nations to feng shui, Kitsilano to Cantonese. Cleverly designed to mimic an underground Japanese magazine, this edition is fully updated and revised with riffs on Vancouver as a neon city, a land of treehuggers, and more.

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Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian Air Force base in Germany and raised in Vancouver, where he still resides. Among his bestselling novels are Generation X, Eleanor Rigby, Microserfs, Hey Nostradamus!, jPod The Gum Thief and Generation A, altogether in print in forty countries. Coupland exhibits his sculpture internationally and has launched furniture collections, consulted for Steven Spielberg, guest-edited Wired magazine and designed a Toronto park.

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"This is Coupland's attempt -- just in time for the Vancouver Olympics -- to answer the questions visitors always ask about the city he loves, even before they ask them." ( Globe & Mail 2009-11-27)

"The renowned Generation X author's humorous take on the area, from its drug culture ad tourist destinations to its people, food and film industry." ( Daily Gleaner 2010-02-08)

"Subjective in tone and sexy to look at, City of Glass is a delightfully outlandish travel book -- just the sort of whacked-out guide you wish every was available for every great city in the world." ( Globe & Mail 2000-10-14)

"Conversational text swatches are interwoven with brilliant photojournalistic images, giving us a flaneur's-eye-view of Vancouver." ( National Post 2000-10-21)

"Here are moments of sparkling insight, and a perceptive reframing of many familiar snapshots of the city, more than enough to make Coupland's tour worthwhile." ( Maclean's 2000-11-20)

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