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On the High Line: Exploring America's Most Original Urban Park Paperback – May 14, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (May 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500290202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500290200
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #922,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"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.” (Quest)

“…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)

About the Author

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).

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hammond on May 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
I thought there was not much I did not know about the High Line but I leaned so much about the history and the neighborhood. People are going to love it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Powell VINE VOICE on November 13, 2012
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This book is such a treasure, that I was glad and happy to have it in traditional form. Quality printing and a quality topic like this really lends itself to the manual book format and enhances the subject matter. I'm so happy I came across this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A voracious reader on March 30, 2013
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Even though there are several larger-format books about the High Line, I really think this one has the very best (and most) selection of photos.
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