This book aims to speak to the beauty of the urban landscape - sometimes grittily citified, sometimes unexpectedly pastoral, and always bewitching. The author may be a skilled draftsman, and 'Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes' must shine with lovingly rendered details, from expletive-filled graffiti splayed across backyard fences to the graceful twists of power lines over a bend in the road. 'Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes' intends to meander through the city, functioning as a sort of caught-on-paper psychogeographical Jane's Walk. With each season's change, different color schemes become dominant, and a whole range of moods and moments are articulated. Cho lets the reader visit his city as a virtual flaneur, lingering equally over dilapidated sheds and well-groomed gardens in a dazzling tribute to the urban environs.