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Manhole Covers

by Melnick, Mimi Melnick, Robert A.

  • ISBN: 9780262631747
  • ISBN10: 0262631741

Manhole Covers

by Melnick, Mimi Melnick, Robert A.

  • List Price: $26.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publish date: 08/01/1996
  • ISBN: 9780262631747
  • ISBN10: 0262631741
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Description: Mimi and Robert Melnick first revealed their obsession with street hardware twenty years ago in a remarkable book called Manhole Covers of Los Angeles (1974). Printed in a small format in a limited edition, it quickly went out of print and is now a scarce collector's item. But that was just an introduction to their larger project, which has come to fruition in this book of more than 200 photographs and an extended narrative documenting manhole covers throughout the United States and discussing the history of their use, manufacture, and function. A subject that at first seems straightforward and commonplace becomes redolent and poetic in the Melnicks' hands, for their hieroglyphic reading of manhole covers reveals a chapter of urban history that can only be recovered from the logos and markings of these early disks.
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