Imagine a City

Book Imagine a City Cover

Download book entitled Imagine a City by Mark Vanhoenacker and published by Knopf in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Read Imagine a City book directly from your devices anywhere anytime. Click Download Book button to get book file. Read some info about this book below.

  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 05 July 2022
  • ISBN : 9780525657514
  • Page : 371 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Imagine a City Book PDF summary

This love letter to the cities of the world—from the airline pilot–author of Skyfaring—is "a journey around both the author's mind and the planet's great cities that leaves us energized, open to new experiences and ready to return more hopefully to our lives" (Alain de Botton, author of The Art of Travel). In his small New England hometown, Mark Vanhoenacker spent his childhood dreaming of elsewhere— of the distant, real cities he found on the illuminated globe in his bedroom, and of one perfect metropolis that existed only in his imagination. These cities were the sources of endless comfort and escape, and of a lasting fascination. Streets unspooled, towers shone, and anonymous crowds bustled in the places where Mark hoped he could someday be anyone—perhaps even himself. Now, as a commercial airline pilot, Mark has spent nearly two decades crossing the skies of our planet and touching down in dozens of the storied cities he imagined as a child. He experiences these destinations during brief stays that he repeats month after month and year after year, giving him an unconventional and uniquely vivid perspective on the places that form our urban world. In this intimate yet expansive work that weaves travelogue with memoir, Mark celebrates the cities he has come to know and to love, through the lens of the hometown his heart has never quite left. As he explores emblematic facets of each city’s identity— the road signs of Los Angeles, the old gates of Jeddah, the snowy streets of Sapporo—he shows us with warmth and fresh eyes the extraordinary places that billions of us call home.

DOWNLOAD BOOK

Imagine a City

Imagine a City
  • Author : Mark Vanhoenacker
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2022-07-05
  • ISBN : 9780525657514
DOWNLOAD BOOKImagine a City

This love letter to the cities of the world—from the airline pilot–author of Skyfaring—is "a journey around both the author's mind and the planet's great cities that leaves us energized, open to new experiences and ready to return more hopefully to our lives" (Alain de Botton, author of The Art of Travel). In his small New England hometown, Mark Vanhoenacker spent his childhood dreaming of elsewhere— of the distant, real cities he found on the illuminated globe

Imagine a City

Imagine a City
  • Author : Elise Hurst
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • ISBN : 9781101934586
DOWNLOAD BOOKImagine a City

You are invited into a stunning and dreamlike voyage into the imagination—ideal for fans of Chris Van Allsburg and the Caldecott Honor Book Journey by Aaron Becker. Imagine a world without edges . . . where bunnies and bears ride bicycles, lions read books, and buses are fish that fly through the clouds. In the city of imagination, anything is possible, and an outing with their mother brings a world of adventure to two lucky children. With simple, evocative, rhyming text and

In the Big City (Oxford Read and Imagine Level 2)

In the Big City (Oxford Read and Imagine Level 2)
  • Author : Paul Shipton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-30
  • ISBN : 9780194727129
DOWNLOAD BOOKIn the Big City (Oxford Read and Imagine Level 2)

It's the big city! Ben, Rosie, Max, and Grandpa go to see the tall buildings. But what happens when thieves steal Grandpa's van? Where do they take it? Can Clunk stop them? Read and Imagine provides great stories to read and enjoy, with language support, activities, and projects. Follow Rosie, Ben, and Grandpa on their exciting adventures . . .

The Lost City (Oxford Read and Imagine Level 4)

The Lost City (Oxford Read and Imagine Level 4)
  • Author : Paul Shipton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-30
  • ISBN : 9780194735186
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Lost City (Oxford Read and Imagine Level 4)

In the rainforest, there is a Lost City of Gold. And in the Lost City, there is a beautiful gold statue. Ben, Rosie, and Grandpa visit the city with Silvia, an archaeologist. But other people know about the city too, and want that statue . . . Read and Imagine provides great stories to read and enjoy, with language support, activities, and projects. Follow Rosie, Ben, and Grandpa on their exciting adventures . . .

Berlin

Berlin
  • Author : Rory MacLean
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • ISBN : 9780297868835
DOWNLOAD BOOKBerlin

The first single-volume biography of Berlin, one of the world's great cities - told via twenty-one portraits, from medieval times to the twenty-first century. A city devastated by Allied bombs, divided by a Wall, then reunited and reborn, Berlin today resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realised and evils executed. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low. And few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Through vivid portraits

Skyfaring

Skyfaring
  • Author : Mark Vanhoenacker
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • ISBN : 9781448189946
DOWNLOAD BOOKSkyfaring

**Sunday Times Bestseller** **Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'A beautiful book about a part of the modern world which remains genuinely magical’ Mark Haddon 'One of the most constantly fascinating, but consistently under-appreciated aspects of modern life is the business of flying. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book on the subject: a description of what it’s like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. This

The Image of the City

The Image of the City
  • Author : Kevin Lynch
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1964-06-15
  • ISBN : 0262620014
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Image of the City

The classic work on the evaluation of city form. What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion—imageability—and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope

Imagine!

Imagine!
  • Author : Raúl Colón
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781481462747
DOWNLOAD BOOKImagine!

“This fine book provides not only exposure to art…but also an example of a boy—a boy of color, a boy in America—with a passion for fine art.” —The New York Times “The prosaic world of the city boy we meet…is transformed into a realm of wonder not by a quirk of quantum physics but by exposure to fine art.” —The Wall Street Journal “A joyful, wordless exploration of artistic discovery.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review) “Colon’s