You are Here NYC Mapping the Soul of the City

You are Here NYC Mapping the Soul of the City

By: Katharine Harmon (author)Paperback

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Maps are magical. Every graphic, like every story, has a point of view, and New York is rife with mapmaking possibilities, thick with mythology, and glutted with history. You Are Here: NYC assembles some two hundred maps charting every inch and facet of the five boroughs, depicting New Yorks of past and present, and a city that never was. A Nightclub Map of Harlem" traces a boozy night from the Radium and the Cotton Club to the Savoy and then the Lafayette; "Wonders of New York" pinpoints three hundred sites of interest, including the alleged location of Captain Kidd's buried treasure; the Ghostbusters subway map plots the route from Astral Projections Place to Stay Puft Street; and a rejected proposal of ornate topiaries illustrates a Central Park that might have been. This sequel to the best-selling You Are Here includes original essays by Bob Mankoff, Maria Popova, Sarah Boxer and Rebecca Cooper, among others."

About Author

Katharine Harmon is the author of two successful books: You Are Here (Fall 2003) and The Map as Art (Fall 2010). Harmon has contributed essays to catalogs and publications, and co-curated shows in New York, Seattle, and London. She has spoken frequently on the topic of creative cartography, including at academic conferences.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781616895266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781616895266
  • ISBN10: 1616895268

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