City Parks

'City parks' takes a stroll around the world’s most beautiful public spaces. A visual celebration of park life around the world, from the author of Lido, Christopher Beanland explores what city dwellers have come to appreciate more than ever over the last few years: parks are an essential part of modern urban life.

Featuring the storied greats such as Central Park in New York, Holyrood Park in Edinburgh and Park Güell in Barcelona, this book will take you further afield, to the Philippines, Australia, provincial Britain and around the world to showcase the most historic and the most interesting, the newest and most cutting-edge that mix the best of nature and architecture.

From Freeway Park, Seattle, to the elevated Seoullo 7017 Skypark in Seoul and Tirana’s serene Grand Park, 'City Parks' explores what you can find there, who goes there, why they are important, and how parks are designed to respond to their environment.

Illustrated with glorious photographs throughout – interspersed with short essays by journalists, authors and architectural writers with an emphasis on sustainability – this book is a fascinating record of the world’s most interesting and innovative parks, and the people who use them.

By the last page, you’ll want to visit them all.

Chapter 1 UK and Ireland
Chapter 2 Europe
Chapter 3 Americas
Chapter 4 Asia
Chapter 5 Africa
Chapter 6 Australasia

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    City Parks
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    Christopher Beanland
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    Batsford Books
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Cite: "City Parks" 28 Apr 2023. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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