paper, 218 pp., $29.95
This book describes in an abundance of illustrations and photographs one of the most fascinating urban parks in America, the High Line in Manhattan. La Farge describes the transformation of a railroad, designed to serve meat, dairy, and produce distributors, from an eyesore to a glorious innovative park designed by Piet Oudolf. Organized by sections of the park from Gansevoort to 34th Street, the book consists of attractive and concise stories that explain plants, urban architecture, and history all along the route. The High Line is a brillant and successful project, and this book captures the essence of it with excellent photographs and text.
— Elaine Juhl, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden