The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars audiobook

The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

By Roman Mars  and Kurt Kohlstedt
Read by Roman Mars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HMH Audio 9780358126607

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358396383

  • ISBN: 9781664783294

  • ISBN: 9781664783287

Runtime: 10.81 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast 

Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?

Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings?

Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?


99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs.

Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.
 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Conversational, bite-size entries…A field guide for anywhere.” Booklist
“The ideal companion for city buffs, who’ll come away seeing the streets in an entirely different light.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Roman Mars

Author Bio: Roman Mars

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Kurt Kohlstedt

Author Bio: Kurt Kohlstedt

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English