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    Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers (Hardback) By (author) Becky Cooper, Foreword by Adam Gopnik

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    DescriptionArmed with hundreds of blank maps that she had painstakingly printed by hand, Cooper hit the pavement in New York City, starting at 231st Street in the Bronx and ending at the southern tip of the island, where she plopped down on a bench, exhausted, to watch New York Harbor lap at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, tourists and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all of their lives. She met Ice-cream van drivers, Wall Street bankers, paint can drummers and street chess players. She handed the strangers the gray outline of the island, asked them to "map their Manhattan" in whatever way was meaningful to them and to mail the personalised maps back to her P.O. Box when they were done. Soon, her post office box was filled with a cartography of personal narratives, intimate and revealing: past loves, lost homes, childhood memories and emotional confessions. One mapmaker charted Manhattan in pools of fear and relief. Another circled the Plaza and enclosed a page long story of her relationship to the fabled hotel. The portraits are striking in their creativity, illuminating in their subjectivity. Mapping Manhattan is a celebration of Truman Capote's "diamond iceberg," an homage to the people who populate our patchwork isle and the contradictory visions they posit of their New York. With echoes of both the PostSecret series and E. B. White's Here is New York, the book will include approximately 75 maps from both anonymous mapmakers and from notable New Yorkers, including Man on Wire aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Momofuku chef David Chang, and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, who will also pen the foreword to the book. The book will also contain a blank map that can be filled out by the reader.

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    Mapping Manhattan
    A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Becky Cooper, Foreword by Adam Gopnik
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781419706721
    ISBN 10: 1419706721

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    Illustrations note
    100 colour illustrations, 20 black &white drawings
    Imprint name
    Abrams Image
    Publication date
    02 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rebecca Cooper is a 24 year old award winning cartographer and writer. Inspired by Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities and a summer job apprenticing with Adam Gopnick at the New Yorker, she dreamed of finding a more meaningful way to document space. Mapping Manhattan is the result. She is also the creator of the website www.mapyourmemories.com