Metropolis: Mapping the City

£8.99
ITEM CODE: 23235
4.9/5
A sumptuous volume exploring the development of mapping, the imagination and the representation of the city: from Renaissance Venice, to Amsterdam in the 17th century, to New York ...
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A sumptuous volume exploring the development of mapping, the imagination and the representation of the city: from Renaissance Venice, to Amsterdam in the 17th century, to New York in the 20th century and beyond. Jeremy Black's informative and accessible text includes detailed captions of over 150 maps, including skyline profiles, bird's eye views, panoramas, schematic maps of transport networks and statistical maps. Focusing on key points in the development of urban representation and including past visions of the future, this enlightening book illustrates how cities around the world have evolved but also how each map's design reflects its purpose.
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28.5cm sq
Hardback, 224 pages
150 colour or sepia and 25 black and white illustrations
First published 2015
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Reviews
Overall product rating 4.9/5
08 April 2020
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At the start of lockdown, this came quickly but as it is for a gift, it hasn’t yet been used.
01 February 2020
York
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lovely book. as I said lovely book.
14 October 2019
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Bought this as a gift for someone who is very interested in maps and roads so a great gift for him
10 October 2019
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It’s not right that this was do cheap - it’s beautiful
09 October 2019
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This is a wonderful book for people who are interested in maps or who like slightly offbeat or quirky titles. It's excellent and beautifully produced.
09 October 2019
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Bought this as a present but I'd love it for myself! Really interesting and would make a great coffee table talking point.