Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas

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Winner of the 2017 Brendan Gill Prize from the Municipal Arts Society of New York "The maps themselves are things of beauty... a document of its time, of our time." --Sadie Stein, New York Times "One is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history's eye... thoroughly terrific." --Maria Popova, Brain Pickings "Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro's collection achieves the trifold purpose that all good cartography does -- it's beautiful, it inspires real thought about civic planning, and, most ...

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Joe H

Aug 14, 2019

Not just a book of cute maps

When I looked up the book on other sites and first learned about it and other cities, it was presented as a book of quirky maps of the city with significant historical events marked on the map. Maps in this book include Crash, Songs, Carbon, Water and others. But, in between the maps are essays and information about the maps and back ground for some of the sites marked n the map. I was surprised by the thickness of the book when I got it, and the price, but the contents explain those things. This is not a good/bad review. If you want a book about some aspects of New York and its history, you might like it. If you have seen that it is just a book of maps about a city, it is more than that.

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