Nonstop Metropolis

Nonstop Metropolis

A New York City Atlas

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"Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts--from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists--amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan's playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilient Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City's unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York's buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more." -- Publisher's description
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780520285941
0520285948
9780520285958
0520285956
Branch Call Number: 912.7471 N814 2016
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: New York City atlas

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Apr 10, 2018

This book felt more like a hodgepodge than the book about San Francisco. Maybe because it felt like it was trying too hard? The maps are beautiful. The information felt uneven, trying for inclusiveness.

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