Description - Mapping New York by Robert Neuwirth
An intriguing and fanciful overview [ - ] From the 150 images, a reader can glean details about history, topography, development, mass transit and even which neighbourhoods send the most people to city jails. New York Times Mapping New York tells the story of the urban and social evolution of New York and its progression from key trading harbour to one of the of the world's most populated urban areas. Beautifully illustrated with distinctive maps dating back to the sixteenth century, Mapping New York provides a unique pictorial history of the city that documents its rise from a Dutch commercial trading post to its position as a global centre of commerce. Arranged thematically, Mapping New York charts the exploration of the city from a variety of historical, demographic, cultural and artistic perspectives, which include maps on population, immigration and green living, alongside planning and development maps detailing the boundaries of the Five Boroughs.
Opening with an introduction by New York journalists and featuring well-known maps alongside the latest satellite images and fantastic projections on the growth of the city, Mapping New York provides a complete and detailed picture of the unique progression of America's most influential city.
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(290mm x 240mm x mm)
Black Dog Publishing London UK
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Author Biography - Robert Neuwirth
Seth Robbins and Robert Neuwirth have written on New York and its history for a variety of publications, including Metropolis and Time Out New York. Robbins teaches history at New York City's High School for Environment Studies and was a founding board member of Open House New York. Neuwirth is the author of Shadow Cities: a billion squatters, a new urban world. They live in New York.