Get personalized recommendations and earn points toward a free book!
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List

Eyes on the Street

Best Seller
Eyes on the Street by Robert Kanigel
Paperback
Aug 08, 2017 | ISBN 9780345803337
See All Formats (3) +
  • Paperback $18.00

    Aug 08, 2017 | ISBN 9780345803337

  • Hardcover $35.00

    Sep 20, 2016 | ISBN 9780307961907

  • Ebook $8.99

    Sep 20, 2016 | ISBN 9780307961914

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from Eyes on the Street

Product Details

Praise

Best Books of the Year, NPR 
Top Ten Art Books of the Year, Booklist
Top Ten Architecture Books of the Year, World Architecture
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction

“A powerful and all too rare biography of the making of a female public intellectual. . . . Thrilling.”—Fresh Air (NPR)

“Kanigel has written the definitive Jacobs biography . . . in prose that is as lively as her own.” —The Washington Post
 
“Sparkling. . . . Magisterial. . . . An exhaustively researched, beautifully rendered tale, revealing the human contours of a vigorous, original mind.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“A portrait emerges of an independent heroine who stepped into an arena dominated by men. She was Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, and Erin Brockovich all rolled into one.” —Boston Globe

“[Kanigel delivers] fast-paced and nuanced storytelling in a crisp prose style that engages the reader. . . . This most complete biography of Jane Jacobs to date is a treat to read.” —The New York Journal of Books
 
“Zestfully illuminating and entertaining . . . Kanigel’s delight in his subject . . . shimmers on every page.” —Booklist (starred review)
 
“[Jane Jacobs] was great, and Kanigel gives her the great biography she deserves.” —Edward Glaeser, The American Scholar
 

Back to Top