A Place in Mind by Avi Friedman
Finalist for The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction in 2010
A Place in Mind is the result of Avi Friedman’s worldwide quest for successful environments where people congregate and feel comfortable. Whether he writes of the conviviality of a teahouse in Istanbul; the public art of Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit; the serenity of Assisi; or the architectural harmony of neighbourhoods in London and Amsterdam, Avi Friedman conveys his excitement at discovering people-friendly places—antidotes to social isolation. Searching for good places—authentic places—and wondering about the disappearance of others, are at the heart of A Place in Mind.
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