Book ID: CBB383165660

One-track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway (2018)


Coppola, Philip Ashford (Author)

Princeton Architectural Press

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 157 pages : illustrations, maps
Language: English

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 workits legendary subway system." (Publisher)

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Review Theodore W. Scull (Fall-Winter 2018) Review of "One-track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway". Railroad History (pp. 116-117). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Hohne, Stefan
Reilly, Michael
Jones, David W.
Roess, Roger P.
Sansone, Gene
Thompson, Gregory L.
Railroad History
The Journal of Transport History
Technology and Culture
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
MIT Press
Indiana University Press
Arcade Publishing
Emerald Publishing Limited
Local transit
Land transportation
urban transportation
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
United States
New York City (New York, U.S.)
London (England)
North America
North America: United States; Canada
New Jersey (U.S.)
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Key System Transit Lines (Calif.)
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company
Baker Library

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