RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2012. 130 pages. 4to (30,5 x 23 cm). Stiff paper wrappers with folding flaps. Illustrations in colour and b/w. New copy. Table of contents: Foreword, Acknowledgments, Introduction. 1. Transit Mapping and Modernism. 2. Washington: The Lost Transit Map. 3. New York: Mapping the Labyrinth. 4. New York: Birth of the Subway Map. 5. New York: Life and Death of the Subway Map. 6. Influence of the Vignelli Subway Map. 7. New York: Rebirth of the Subway Map. Biography of Massimo Vignelli, Bibliography, New York Subway Map Timeline, Index.
Vignelli Transit Maps describes the history of the New York subway maps and follows this city’s transportation growth from separate, independent lines to one large system. Peter Lloyd uncovers the history of the Vignelli map that includes the legacy of the people who created and promoted this New York icon—as well as those who hastened its demise. The book includes a first glimpse at original, early development sketches of the famed map and of its recent successors.