Winner of the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award for Travel Guidebook and the first illustrated guide to the High Line, America's favorite new urban park. Thirty feet in the air, rebuilt and planted on one-and-a-half miles of abandoned, elevated railroad track snaking through Manhattan's West Side, the High Line park in NYC has turned the dream of escape offered by most urban parks inside out.
The High Line invites you deeper into the city than you've ever been before. Its stunning gardens wend between warehouses and apartment buildings, through one of the world's most vibrant contemporary art districts, transforming the neighborhood and reawakening the senses of the millions of visitors it attracts every year.
On the High Line is an engaging, friend-at-your-side guide to everything that a visitor sees when strolling through the park: the innovative gardens and their thousands of plants from around the world; the architecture, both old and new; and a neighborhood whose lively history includes the birth of the railroads, the Manhattan Project, S & M clubs, and the legendary Tenth Avenue Cowboy. Watch a rare 1930s video clip of the cowboy at HighLineBook.com/cowboy
Illustrated with some 400 color photos by principle photographers Scott Mlyn and Juan Valentin, and including the work of noted photographer and horticulturist Rick Darke, the book also features a ten-page foldout map. On the High Line captures the countless details that make a walk here such an unforgettable experience. Find photos, videos, slideshows and information about the companion app on HighLineBook.com. Visit author Annik La Farge's blog at LivinTheHighLine.com
400+ color photographs, 10-page foldout map
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Annik La Farge is a lifelong New Yorker who currently lives along the High Line in Chelsea, where she writes the blog Livin' the High Line (LivinTheHighLine.com).Review:
"This book captures the experience of the High Line, setting it in historical and cultural context, and illustrating how a city can meld its industrial heritage into a vibrant new landscape that can be enjoyed by millions. This book captures the experience of the High Line." -- Piet Oudolf, landscape designer, the High Line
"The High Line is a unique elevated celebration of nature and the city and this book shows all aspects of this brilliant project captured in spectacular photographs." -- Lynden B. Miller, public garden designer, The Conservatory Garden (NYC) and author of Parks, Plants and People
"Rails to trails! Dead tech repurposed -- beautiful, and insanely popular. FDR Drive, you're next!" -- David Byrne, musician, artist
“[Annik LaFarge’s] book, with its plentiful facts and photographs and 3-foot-long foldout map, is the perfect guide to take...”
- Interior Design
“The photographs spectacularly capture the vibrance and beauty of the High Line for the many different things that it is, which includes being a lightning rod for other artistic visions.”
“...a book that will give pleasure and respite to all who love New York City but wish it were somehow quieter, prettier, more conducive to contemplation without electronic devices buzzing from all sides.”
- Hudson Valley News
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