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Mapping Manhattan

A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers
Cooper, Becky (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Armed with hundreds of blank maps she had painstakingly printed by hand, Becky Cooper walked Manhattan from end to end. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all their lives. She asked the strangers to ?map their Manhattan” and to mail the personalized maps back to her. Soon, her P.O. box was filled with a cartography of intimate narratives: past loves, lost homes, childhood memories, comical moments, and surprising confessions. A beautifully illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to New York, Mapping Manhattan includes 75 maps from both anonymous mapmakers and notable New Yorkers, including Man on Wire aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and many more.

Praise for Mapping Manhattan:

?What an intriguing project.”?The New York Times

?A tender cartographic love letter to this timeless city of multiple dimensions, parallel realities, and perpendicular views.” ?Brain Pickings

?Cooper’s beautiful project linking the lives of New Yorkers is one that will continue to grow.” ?Publishers Weekly online



Baker & Taylor
Collects maps of Manhattan that the author handed out to New Yorkers inviting them to describe how they feel about the most famous section of New York City.

Authors: Cooper, Becky
Statement of Responsibility: Becky Cooper ; foreword by Adam Gopnik
Title: Mapping Manhattan
a love (and sometimes hate) story in maps by 75 New Yorkers
Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2013
Characteristics: 118 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Subject Headings: Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Social life and customs Anecdotes New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs Anecdotes New York (N.Y.) Biography Anecdotes Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Maps New York (N.Y.) Maps
LCCN: 2012033160
ISBN: 9781419706721
1419706721
Branch Call Number: 974.71 C
Research Call Number: Map Div. 13-3790
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