The award-winning guide to America's favorite new urban park

by Annik La Farge

 with a preface & contributions by Rick Darke 

A Fully Revised, Updated Edition, coming in Spring 2014


"Great…I thought there was not much I did not know about the High Line but I learned so much about the history and the neighborhood. People are going to love it." 

-- Robert Hammond, co-founder, Friends of the High Line


"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."   

-- Piet Oudolf, landscape designer, the High Line


“With hundreds of photos spanning the years before, during and after the site’s construction, the book lends context to the reclaimed urban space that has become one of the city’s most popular attractions.” 

— Wall Street Journal 


"Packed with photos expressing exactly how much the High Line Park has contributed to city life…the book captures exactly the delightful design and planting [and] the spirit of each little section of the park...It has the gentle reader reaching for the internet to start looking for plane tickets."

-- The Independent (London)


"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


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