Sidewalk Critic

Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York


Author: Lewis Mumford,Robert Wojtowicz

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568981338

Category: Architecture

Page: 279

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Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) is best known for his Sky Line column in the New Yorker where he served as architecture critic for over 30 years. A man of letters and part of Manhattan's intellectual elite, Mumford wrote more than 20 books over 6 decades, bridging the seemingly disparate disciplines of architecture, technology, literary criticism, biography, sociology and philosophy.

Sidewalk City

Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City


Author: Annette Miae Kim

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022611936X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

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For most, the term “public space” conjures up images of large, open areas: community centers for meetings and social events; the ancient Greek agora for political debates; green parks for festivals and recreation. In many of the world’s major cities, however, public spaces like these are not a part of the everyday lives of the public. Rather, business and social lives have always been conducted along main roads and sidewalks. With increasing urban growth and density, primarily from migration and immigration, rights to the sidewalk are being hotly contested among pedestrians, street vendors, property owners, tourists, and governments around the world. With Sidewalk City, Annette Miae Kim provides the first multidisciplinary case study of sidewalks in a distinctive geographical area. She focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a rapidly growing and evolving city that throughout its history, her multicultural residents have built up alternative legitimacies and norms about how the sidewalk should be used. Based on fieldwork over 15 years, Kim developed methods of spatial ethnography to overcome habitual seeing, and recorded both the spatial patterns and the social relations of how the city’s vibrant sidewalk life is practiced. In Sidewalk City, she transforms this data into an imaginative array of maps, progressing through a primer of critical cartography, to unveil new insights about the importance and potential of this quotidian public space. This richly illustrated and fascinating study of Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalks shows us that it is possible to have an aesthetic sidewalk life that is inclusive of multiple publics’ aspirations and livelihoods, particularly those of migrant vendors.

The Sidewalk Smokers Club


Author: Stephen Siciliano

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595395813

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Stephen Siciliano's Sidewalk Smokers are driven outdoors by the most selective kind of lawmaking, engaged in resisting the overregulation of American life, a cabal of rootless cosmopolitans on the make for the big break. The Smokers unite behind one of their own, taking on a media giant over the publication of some nude photos. Lethargic sensualists, craven in their drive for publicity, the group's saving grace is that they are uncommonly kind to one another. Do we really know people like this? Probably not, which may in the end be what Mr. Siciliano is after. "Like brilliance on caffeine 'Smokers' radiates in all directions and dimensions yet returns to its zero point as surely as the swallows return to Capitstrano."-The Espresso, San Diego "It's clearly the book of the year."-Highwayscribery blog

Sidewalk Tectonics


Author: Scott Ruescher

Publisher: Pudding House Publications

ISBN: 9781589987760


Page: 24

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Sidewalk Blues


Author: Eric David Lough


ISBN: 1105408744


Page: N.A

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The Sidewalk Artist

A Novel


Author: Gina Buonaguro,Janice Kirk

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429902450

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8622

"A fantasia of a double tale skimming through the art capitals of Europe with double muses, double love pursuits, double Raphaels, even double authors, a tale dripping with idealized romantic settings, mystery, art, and a touch of magic, The Sidewalk Artist will keep readers wondering what is real and what is artifice--as fine paintings always do." --Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue While in Europe researching her next novel, twenty-something American Tulia Rose falls headlong into a romance with a handsome sidewalk artist. As he takes her on a tour of Europe's artistic treasures, she begins writing the story of the painter Raphael and his secret lover. Yet as her own affair grows deeper, Tulia's sidewalk artist grows more mysterious. Why does he seem so familiar? And what is his connection to the great Renaissance painter? Set in Paris and Italy, this lyrical first novel interweaves two parallel love stories, offering readers a unique view on the research and inspiration that goes into creating historical novels such as The Girl with the Pearl Earring and The Birth of Venus.

Secret Sidewalk


Author: Tom Lichtenberg

Publisher: Tom Lichtenberg



Page: 106

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Beauregaard Sweet became invisible, but his troubles began when he suddenly reappeared. Now everybody wants something from him. Manny the mechanic wants his wife. Sharad LeMaster wants his secret. Emma Biggs wants another shot at the TV news, the leaders of the Four Tribes want to send him back to wherever it was he'd gone, and all he wants to do is eat some donuts and watch reality TV.

Sidewalk Games


Author: Glen Vecchione

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402722400

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Provides instructions for sidewalk and other outdoor games, including freeze tag, double dutch, square ball, rooster romp, and coin pitching.

Sidewalk Sayings


Author: J. E. Thompson


ISBN: 0557087287


Page: 34

View: 9135

A way to think differently while maintaining the life you currently walk.

From Pavement to Sidewalk

How I started a new life


Author: Denise Morton

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468950274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1

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One woman's journey to a new life in America. The complications and struggles she found and learning to live on her own until her husband came to join her.

Sidewalk Dreaming


Author: W. Jude Aher


ISBN: 0557600103


Page: 155

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The journey of a Poet through his Poetry from 1983 thru 2001 containing a gap of 7 years, during which he became disabled by the appearance of multiple brain lesions. Never giving in, he finially his voice, his art once more.

A Walk on the Sidewalk


Author: David William McCormick

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403365539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

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The book, A History of the African-Olmecs and Black Civilizations of America From Prehistoric Times to the Present Era, is one of the most fascinating, well-researched and well-written books on the subject of the Black and Black African presence in prehistoric and ancient Americas. This book deals with the current and past findings on the ancient African-Americas nations (throughout the Americas). It also studies present-day descendants of these ancient Africans and places attention on the ancient transatlantic as well as the transpacific ocean route by boat. The book discusses the plight of the Black Washitaw Nation of Louisiana and the South, who lost much of their ancient kingdom during the Louisiana Purchase. The plight of California's Black Californians, the Black Jamassee of Georgia, and the Black Caribs (Garifuna) of the Caribbean is examined. The great black civilization of the Olmecs and their connection in terms of language, religion, race, and culture with the West Africans is discussed.

Sidewalk in the Sky

Old Time Religion Meets Camelot


Author: Vada Jain

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468543254

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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Seneca Rocks is easily visible and accessible along West Virginia Route 28 near US Route 33 in the Monongahela National Forest located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The rock is approximately 250 feet thick and 900 feet above stream level, composed of fine grains of sand that were laid down over 400 million years ago at the edge of the ancient Iapetus Ocean.

Get off the Sidewalk and Get on the Highway

Living a Dynamic Life


Author: R.O. Bray

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450014809

Category: Self-Help

Page: 89

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Get off the Sidewalk and Get on the Highway is a timeless release of critical personal study—necessary to unlock the path toward self-improvement. Through the use of creative storytelling and spiritual references, readers are encouraged to think and then assess their lifestyles, core set of values, and goals. At the onset of each chapter, the author sets the tone with piercing questions to her readers, and the journey thereby unfolds into layers of perpetual challenges and opportunities to pursue purpose and truth. Within the pages of each chapter, there are important tools to learn from one’s mistakes or the journey’s of others. Every chapter closes with a unique, additional guide for self-reflection that effectively prepares the reader for more self-awareness and disclosures to follow.

Baxter and the Sidewalk Alligator


Author: Teta Engram,Lisa Tomms Holland

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438993676

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Having just moved to a new town, Baxter heads out for a day to make new friends. His day turns out better than expected when he discovers a world of underground creatures and delights.

On the Sidewalk of the War

A Different Kind of Love Story


Author: Sylvia Olcott

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595282695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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Enjoy the unique San Francisco childhood and coast-to-coast years of Sylvia (Tibby) Olcott as she shares in captivating detail her experiences in times that shaped the world. Of special interest is the pre-Hitler Jewish experience, in Europe, the Middle East, and North America, from Mrs. Olcott's point of view. Helping her father create and build the Anti-Defamation League sparked her interest in peoples and beliefs, and she continues to examine her world and the worlds of those around her.

There's a Hole in My Sidewalk

The Romance of Self-Discovery


Author: Portia Nelson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451686358

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Discover the beloved self-help classic featuring moving poems and insightful truisms that “is full of practical wisdom that will allow you to embrace and change your life” (John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus). Individuals, therapy groups, twelve-step programs, and the self-help community around the world have embraced the late Portia Nelson’s brilliant There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk. Warm, wise, and funny, her seminal poem “Autobiography in Five Chapters” is a treasured and often quoted motto for anyone seeking to better themselves and their life. “Treat yourself to a special book by a special lady” (Carol Burnett) with this perfect inspirational and motivational gift.