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ISBN-10: 1632171821
ISBN-13: 9781632171825
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publish Date: 09/21/2021
Dimensions: 10.10" L, 8.30" W, 0.90" H

Upper Left Cities: A Cultural Atlas of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle

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Price: $30.00

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Overview

Compare and contrast San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle through 150 innovative infographic maps that blend traditional cartography with modern graphic design.

Upper Left Cities redefines modern cartography by going into uncharted territory to create a narrative about three great cities through informative and detailed infographic maps.

Explore and compare San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle through:

– wildlife and city trails
– voting records
– commutes
– marathon routes
– food and drink patterns
From the team that brought you Portlandness, this cultural atlas includes more than 150 maps, each using data around a given topic and then translating that to a creative and often unexpected visual format. The result is a perfect blend of form and function, each map is meticulously and ingeniously designed.

The collection of maps cover:

– history
– geography
– social and economic issues
– pop culture

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The graphics are the key to the book: creative, eye-catching, and sometimes weird (at least one is stitched in needlepoint). But the overall effect is a kind of visual almanac that presents information you can take, interpret, or commit to memory as you wish. This is a digestible way to consume numbers and data points; there is an art to it. The data might not change your view of any of the three cities, but bits will stick to your mental socks like burrs. If you want urban detail and comparisons with 'sister' cities – especially in ways you never knew you wanted – this is a book for you.
–Crosscut

The story of Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, told through gorgeously illustrated maps.
–Portland Monthly

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Details

ISBN-10: 1632171821
ISBN-13: 9781632171825
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publish Date: 09/21/2021
Dimensions: 10.10" L, 8.30" W, 0.90" H
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