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You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City

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by Katharine Harmon
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You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City by Katharine Harmon

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.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 192
Size: 44.8 MB
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781616895495 (DRM-EPUB)

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12/07/2016
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