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

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Riverhead Books,
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2008.
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English
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How we walk, where we walk, why we walk tells the world who and what we are. Whether it's once a day to the car, or for long weekend hikes, or as competition, or as art, walking is a profoundly universal aspect of what makes us humans, social creatures, and engaged with the world. Cultural commentator, Whitbread Prize winner, and author of Sex Collectors Geoff Nicholson offers his fascinating, definitive, and personal ruminations on the literature, science, philosophy, art, and history of walking. Nicholson finds people who walk only at night, or naked, or in the shape of a cross or a circle, or for thousands of miles at a time, in costume, for causes, or for no reason whatsoever. He examines the history and traditions of walking and its role as inspiration to artists, musicians, and writers like Bob Dylan, Charles Dickens, and Buster Keaton. In The Lost Art of Walking, he brings curiosity, imagination, and genuine insight to a subject that often strides, shuffles, struts, or lopes right by us.
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table_of_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.
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