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The Resource The lost art of walking : the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism, Geoff Nicholson

The lost art of walking : the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism, Geoff Nicholson

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The lost art of walking : the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism
Title
The lost art of walking
Title remainder
the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Nicholson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Walking is a rich tradition that has inspired writers such as Charles Dickens and Paul Auster, musicians like Bob Dylan, and moviemakers from Buster Keaton to Werner Herzog. And it has inspired Geoff Nicholson's studies of the walking world's obsessives and eccentrics, such as the artist Mudman, who coats his body in mud and then walks the city streets; competitive pedestrians such as Captain Barclay, who walked one mile an hour for a thousand consecutive hours; and gang members who use the hidden language of the scuffling "Crip Walk" to spell out messages in the dirt."
  • "Geoff Nicholson is a master chronicler of the hidden subversive twists on a seemingly normal activity. He finds people who walk only at night, or naked, or in the shape of a circle or a cross, or for thousands of miles at a time, in costume, for causes, or for no reason whatsoever. Here he brings curiosity, imagination, and genuine insight to a subject that often strides, shuffles, struts, or lopes right by us."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A cultural commentator evaluates walking from a range of disciplines to consider how the activity has inspired sporting events, mystical revelations, and artistic legacies
Pace
Writing style
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298721
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Nicholson, Geoff
Dewey number
796.51
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Walking
  • Walking
Target audience
adult
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the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism
Label
The lost art of walking : the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism, Geoff Nicholson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-273)
Contents
Los Angeles : walking wounded with Ray and Phil and others -- Eccentrics, obsessives, artists : walks with Richard Long, captain Barclay, et al. -- Nicholson's London, your London, anybody's London -- As I tripped out one morning : music, movement, movies -- A man walks into a bar : New York, the shape of the city, down among the psychogeographers and mixologists -- Some desert walkers, walking in and out of nature, with and without god -- The walking photograph -- Walking home and away from home -- Perfect and imperfect walks, last walks, the walks we didn't take
Control code
000043154886
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9781594489983
Label
The lost art of walking : the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism, Geoff Nicholson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-273)
Contents
Los Angeles : walking wounded with Ray and Phil and others -- Eccentrics, obsessives, artists : walks with Richard Long, captain Barclay, et al. -- Nicholson's London, your London, anybody's London -- As I tripped out one morning : music, movement, movies -- A man walks into a bar : New York, the shape of the city, down among the psychogeographers and mixologists -- Some desert walkers, walking in and out of nature, with and without god -- The walking photograph -- Walking home and away from home -- Perfect and imperfect walks, last walks, the walks we didn't take
Control code
000043154886
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9781594489983

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