Douglas & McIntyre
City of Glass—Revised Edition

Book details:

September 2009
ISBN 978-1-55365-359-2
Paperback - Trade
6 1/2" x 8"
176 pages
more than 100 colour photographs

$24.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

City of Glass—Revised Edition

Douglas Coupland's Vancouver

Fully redesigned, the iconic bestselling book of Coupland’s personal reflections on his home city, which gave rise to the city’s international moniker, City of Glass

Conceived by Douglas Coupland and Judith Steedman in the style of underground Japanese magazines, City of Glass sold more than 15,000 copies when first released in 2000. From the Grouse Grind to glass towers, First Nations to feng shui, Kitsilano to Chinatown, this revised edition reveals Vancouver to the world as the city prepares for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

This edition includes:

  • 24 additional pages and expanded content riffing on such themes as Vancouver as a neon city and a land of treehuggers
  • guest appearances by Fred Herzog, whose Cartier-Bresson-like images of 1950s Vancouver are in vogue around the world
  • close to 100 archival photographs, “beauty” shots and ephemera such as Campbell’s soup cans with Cantonese/English/French labels

"[T]here are moments of sparkling insight, and a perceptive reframing of many familiar snapshots of the city, more than enough to make Coupland's tour worthwhile." —Maclean's

"Conversational text swatches are interwoven with brilliant photojournalistic images, giving us a flâneur's-eye-view of Vancouver." —The National Post

"Subjective in tone and sexy to look at, City of Glass is a delightfully outlandish travel book - just the sort of whacked-out guide you wish every was available for every great city in the world." —The Globe and Mail

About the Author

Douglas  Coupland

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian Air Force base near Baden-Baden, Germany, on December 30, 1961. In 1965 his family moved to Vancouver, BC, where ...

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