Around the Block With an Expert

The Wall Street Journal:

It takes Alexandra Horowitz about an hour to walk around a city block—but only if she’s trying.

“If I walked this way all the time, I’d never get anywhere,” said Ms. Horowitz, author of “On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes.”

In the book, which landed in stores last week, she hits the pavement with an urban sociologist, a typographer, a toddler, artist Maira Kalman (whose illustrations pepper the text) and a blind woman, among others, and relates their relative “expertise,” depending on their particular vantage point.

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