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The New York Subway Map Debate: At Cooper Union April 20, 7:30 pm

Author/EditorHustwit, Gary (Author)
Ries, Stan (Author)
Scher, Paula (Author)
Publisher: Plexi Productions
ISBN: 9780989532167
Pub Date07/07/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages140
Dimensions (mm)229(h) * 127(w)
£35.00
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The New York Subway Map Debate documents a pivotal event in design history: the 1978 debate between designer Massimo Vignelli and cartographer John Tauranac over the future of the NYC Subway Map. The book features the full transcript and discussions that followed (made possible by the recent discovery of a lost audio tape of the event) along with never-before-seen photographs of the evening by Stan Ries.

The New York Subway Map Debate opens a hyper-specific window into a moment in New York design history and the eternal battle between form and content.

Edited by filmmaker and design historian Gary Hustwit, with a foreword by designer Paula Scher.

The New York Subway Map Debate documents a pivotal event in design history: the 1978 debate between designer Massimo Vignelli and cartographer John Tauranac over the future of the NYC Subway Map. The book features the full transcript and discussions that followed (made possible by the recent discovery of a lost audio tape of the event) along with never-before-seen photographs of the evening by Stan Ries.

The New York Subway Map Debate opens a hyper-specific window into a moment in New York design history and the eternal battle between form and content.

Edited by filmmaker and design historian Gary Hustwit, with a foreword by designer Paula Scher.

Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker and visual artist based in New York. He has produced 14 feature-length documentaries focusing on the worlds of design, architecture, and music, including Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized, Workplace, and Rams. The films have been broadcast on outlets in 20 countries, and have been screened in over 300 cities worldwide. His film and photographic work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art New York, Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Venice Biennale.

Introduction: Gary Hustwit; Foreword: Paula Scher; The Debate; John Barnett; Peter Blake; Arthur Drexler; Hugh Dunne; Aviva Goldstein; Richard Harris; Peter Laundy John Tauranac; Massimo Vignelli; Interview: John Tauranac; Interview: Arline Bronzaft; Interview: Peter Laundy

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