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Few places are as rich in art and cultural history as the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. This map-poster-guide shows the homes, nightclubs, churches and other sites associated with Harlem's writers, artists, musicians, thinkers, and political leaders. Featuring portraits and drawings of buildings and streets, this illustrated map makes a beautiful poster suitable for framing. The back of the map provides addresses and an easy-to-follow walking tour of Harlem. Unfolded size: 18" x 24".
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Illustrated by Tony Millionaire, the award winning creator of the weekly cartoon strip "Maakies." Millionaire's illustrations and comics can be seen in the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, and the Village Voice.
Text by Marc H. Miller, a curator, educator, and art historian. Dr. Miller's credits include "Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy" (Washington University Press and The Queens Museum); "Lafayette, Hero of Two Worlds" (University of New England Press and The Queens Museum; and "Remembering the Future: The New York World's Fair from 1939 to 1964" (Rizzoli International and The Queens Museum).Review:
A pictorial map is an ideal way to tell a story...It transforms abstract culture into something concrete. -- David Leopold, New York Times, March 3, 2002
Created for students, tourists locals...Tony Millionaire's beautiful illustrations make the map suitable for framing. -- Mondella S. Jones, Black Issues Book Review, January-February 2002
Harlem Renaissance, a map, walking tour and wall poster identifies sites of Harlem history and culture. -- Rhoda Amon, Newsday, July 8, 2001
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Book Description Ephemera Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0970412916