Decoding Manhattan: Island of Diagrams, Maps, and Graphics (Hardcover)
Mysteries and folkways of New York City revealed in an entertaining collection of graphic art
The life and legend of New York City, from the size of its skyscrapers to the ways of its inhabitants, is vividly captured in this lively collection of more than 250 maps, cross sections, ﬂowcharts, tables, board games, cartoons and infographics, and other unique diagrams spanning 150 years. Superstars such as Saul Steinberg, Maira Kalman, Christoph Niemann, Roz Chast, and Milton Glaser butt up against the unsung heroes of the popular press in a book that is made not only for lovers of New York but also for anyone who enjoys or works with information design.
About the Author
Antonis Antoniou is a designer and architect and the coauthor of A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers (2013) and other visual books. He lives in Spain and Cyprus. Steven Heller is the author/editor of more than 180 books on design, illustration, and popular culture. He is the recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award for Design Mind. He lives in New York City.
Steven Heller is the author/editor of more than 180 books on design, illustration, and popular culture and the recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award for Design Mind. Gail Anderson is chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts, New York and the recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement and the AIGA Medal. Both live in New York City.
“The graphics in this book add rich layers to our understanding of Manhattan."
— Fast Company