Author(s): Katharine Harmon
You Are Here: NYC assembles some 200 maps by author charting every inch and facet of the five boroughs, and conjuring New Yorks of the past and present, and a city that never was.
"What a find! You Are Here: N.Y.C. provides a delightfully ingenious perspective on territory that most readers might view as familiar. Witty essays by Sarah Boxer, Bob Mankoff, Maria Popova, and others accompany a four-century cartographical treasure chest that includes Andy Warhol's Central Park, Saul Bellow's "View of the World from Ninth Avenue," a 1950s proposed subway bomb shelter, the 1908 pneumatic telegram service, a pigeon's aerial view, and a map made up of newspapers dated Sept. 11, 2001." - The New York Times
Katharine Harmon is the author of two successful books: You Are Here (Fall 2003) and The Map as Art (Fall 2010). Harmon has contributed essays to catalogs and publications, and co-curated shows in New York, Seattle, and London. She has spoken frequently on the topic of creative cartography, including at academic conferences.