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Designs underfoot : the art of manhole covers in New York City

Author: Diana Stuart
Publisher: Sharon, CT : Design Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than 300 evocative photographs of these remarkable relics of New York's architectural heritage.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Stuart
ISBN: 1585746398 9781585746392
OCLC Number: 51505607
Description: 127 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Strictly Utilitarian? Perish the Thought! 13 --
1. Ship's Wheels & Flowing Waves 25 --
2. Flower Images 27 --
3. Stars & Starbursts 30 --
4. Diamonds & Snowflakes 38 --
5. Grids 41 --
6. Croutons, Waffles, Pick-up Sticks, & Chain Links 47 --
7. Hexagons & Honeycombs 57 --
8. On the Square 60 --
9. Tic-Tac-Toe & Circular Bingo 64 --
10. Cartwheels, Cogwheels, Pinwheels, & Sprockets 69 --
11. Polka-Dots, Pom-Poms, & Bubbles 73 --
12. Bells & Rings 76 --
13. Chevrons & Herringbones 79 --
14. Of Unusual Historical Significance 81 --
15. More Designs & Mystery Covers 93 --
16. From Decorative to Utilitarian, Even Tree Grates 98 --
17. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 101 --
18. Special Collections & Families 106.
Responsibility: Diana Stuart.
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