Outside Lies Magic Is A Book About The Acute Observation Of Ordinary Things, About Becoming Aware In Everyday Places, About Seeing In Utterly New Ways, About Enriching Your Life UnexpectedlyFor ThanYears, John R Stilgoe Has Developed And Practiced The Art Of Exploring The Everyday World Around Us, Where So Much Lies Hidden Just Beneath The Surface, Offering Uncommon Knowledge If We But Know What To Look For In This Remarkable Book, Stilgoe Inspires Us To Become Explorers On Our Own On Foot Or On Bicycle And By So Doing To Reap The Benefits Of Escaping, Even Temporarily, The Traps Of Our Programmed Lives Exploration Encourages Creativity, Serendipity, Invention, He Writes And While Sharing His Insights On How To Explore, Stilgoe Provides A Fascinating Pocket History Of The American Landscape, As Striking In Its Originality As It Is Revealing Stilgoe Dissects Our Visual Surroundings His Observations Will Transform The Way You See Everything Through His Eyes, An Abandoned Railroad Line Is Redolent Of History And Future Promise Front Lawns Recall Our Agrarian Past Vacant Lots Hold Cathedrals Of PotentialFrom The Electrical Grid Overhead To Fences, Malls, And Main Streets, Stilgoe Offers A Fresh Understanding Of The Links And Fractures In Our Society After Reading Outside Lies Magic, Your World Will Never Look The Same Again
John Stilgoe is an award winning historian and photographer who is the Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape at the Visual and Environmental Studies Department of Harvard University, where he has been teaching since 1977 He is also a fellow of the Society of American Historians He was featured on a Sixty Minutes episode in 2004 entitled The Eyes Have It.
- 208 pages
- Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places
- John R. Stilgoe
- 16 July 2019 John R. Stilgoe