City Maps and Stories
Stroll around some of the greatest cities in the world and discover what they were like a century ago at the start of the modern age. Explore 100 routes around 15 different cities at the turn of the 20th century thanks to a million tiny vintage images – from London to Havana, New York to Shanghai and Vienna to Milan. These journeys around today’s cityscapes reveal memories, historical facts, great monuments, sights and sounds, local myths and fleeting impressions, as well as locations where time has stood still, such as the Eiffel Tower on the banks of the Seine and the Stray Dog Cabaret on the banks of the Neva in St. Petersburg. With 160 pages, this book includes 75 painstakingly researched illustrations, all with the unmistakable and surprising graphic style of Lorenzo Petrantoni. Texts by Gianni Morelli.