One-track mind : drawing the New York subway / drawings by Philip Ashforth Coppola ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem ; edited by Ezra Bookstein & Jeremy Workman.

Author
Coppola, Philip Ashforth [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2018]
Description
157 pages : illustrations, maps ; 16 x 21 cm

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Summary note
"For decades, Philip Ashforth Coppola has meticulously documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary drawings, detailing the terracotta mosaics, faience, and tile patterns that millions of riders pass by every day. Coppola's drawings are what Hyperallergic calls "the most encyclopedic history of the art and architecture of the New York City subway system." Along with Coppola's intricate ink drawings are anecdotes he assembled through painstaking research involving hundreds of hours poring through microfilms to discover the names behind the artisanship of what is rightly called New York's largest public art work--its legendary subway system."--Provided by publisher.
Notes
Contains material adapted from Silver Connections by Philip Ashforth Coppola.
Contents
The birth of the New York City subway -- Maps -- Station drawings -- Sketchbook.
ISBN
  • 9781616896744 ((hardcover))
  • 1616896744 ((hardcover))
LCCN
2017037147
OCLC
1000150714
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