Today, in addition to continuing to talk about Colson Whitehead’s “City Limits” and his earlier version, “The Way We Live Now,” and summary, and revision, and brainstorm about Project #2, let’s also look at a visual text. Here are two versions of Saul Steinberg’s “View of the World from 9th Avenue”:
- as the cover of The New Yorker, March 29, 1976.
- not as the magazine cover, on the Saul Steinberg Foundation website.
Let’s think about how this map compares to those we looked at or drew for our walks, and how it relates to Project #2, to Whitehead’s ideas, and to our experiences as New Yorkers.