Decoding Manhattan

Island of Diagrams, Maps, and Graphics


Manhattan Island seen through 150 years of diagrams and infographics


ISBN: 9781419747601 Category:

Antonis Antoniou, Steven Heller


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, ?owcharts, 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.

Additional information

Weight 1584 g
Dimensions 24.2 x 28.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 13 April 2021
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.2 x 28.7 cm
Weight 1584 g


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Antonis Antoniou is a designer and architect and the coauthor of A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers 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’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Design Mind. He lives in New York City.