Mapping Boston by Alex Krieger
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Mapping Boston
By Alex Krieger

Mapping Boston

Edited by See other recent books by Alex Krieger See other recent books by David Cobb
With Amy Turner See other recent books by Amy Turner
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $83.64
Your Price: $75.28 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.36! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.76 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Mapping Boston by Alex Krieger

Book Awards

  • Runner-up for American Association of Museums Museum Publications Design Competition Books Category 2000.

Book Description

To the attentive user even the simplest map can reveal not only where things are but how people perceive and imagine the spaces they occupy. Mapping Boston is an exemplar of such creative attentiveness -- bringing the history of one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities alive through the maps that have depicted it over the centuries.The book includes both historical maps of the city and maps showing the gradual emergence of the New England region from the imaginations of explorers to a form that we would recognize today. Each map is accompanied by a full description and by a short essay offering an insight into its context. The topics of these essays by Anne Mackin include people both familiar and unknown, landmarks, and events that were significant in shaping the landscape or life of the city. A highlight of the book is a series of new maps detailing Boston's growth. The book also contains seven essays that explore the intertwining of maps and history. Urban historian Sam Bass Warner, Jr., starts with a capsule history of Boston. Barbara McCorkle, David Bosse, and David Cobb discuss the making and trading of maps from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Historian Nancy S. Seasholes reviews the city's remarkable topographic history as reflected in maps, and planner Alex Krieger explores the relation between maps and the physical reality of the city as experienced by residents and visitors. In an epilogue, novelist James Carroll ponders the place of Boston in contemporary culture and the interior maps we carry of a city.

Buy Mapping Boston book by Alex Krieger from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780262611732
ISBN-10: 0262611732
Format: Paperback
(292mm x 305mm x 19mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Alex Krieger


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mapping Boston book by Alex Krieger and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Alex Krieger

Amy Turner is a Boston-based architect.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Alex Krieger close
Building Community: The Work of Eskew + Dumez + Ripple by Alex Krieger
Urban Design by Alex Krieger
Urban Design by Alex Krieger
Recent books by David Cobb close
Humours of Haiku by David Cobb
Jacques Codray, Petitioner, V. Herbert Brownell, Jr., Attorney General and Successor to the Alien Property U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings by David Cobb
Haiku by David Cobb
Mapping Boston by David Cobb
Recent books by Amy Turner close
Mapping Boston by Amy Turner
» close