Mapping Manhattan

Das hier befriedigt gleich einen ganzen Stapel meiner liebsten Obsessionen: Bücher, Landkarten, Geschichten und New York City. Becky Cooper lässt in Mapping Manhattan anonyme Bekanntschaften wie Prominente ihre Erlebnisse im Zentrum des Big Apple kartographieren.

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.

 

wife

significant

gloves

trees

(via The Jealous Curator)

Vincent Wilkie hat diesen tollen Beitrag verfasst. In seiner Freizeit ist er Musiker, Webdesigner und DJ.

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