Friday, March 14, 2008

American Cities: Historic Maps And Views

A fascinating way to explore cities is through historic maps and views. It is while deciphering its creation and development that one uncovers the true spirit of a city. American Cities features nine of this country’s greatest metropolises; cities that are thriving urban centers today with colorful histories rich in graphic representation: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, St Louis, Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco. Rare or previously unpublished, the maps and views reproduced for each city turn the book into a unique journey of both form and content. An essay by a specialist accompanies each section. The result is a lavish work that pays tribute to the most important and artistic images of America. ---available here

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