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From the Publisher.
Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt.
When did you initially choose to compose The 99% Unnoticeable City?
In 2014, the really very first time Kurt and I satisfied, we spoke about dealing with a book including style and cities. Publishers had actually asked me prior to about broadening 99% Unnoticeable into printed media, however I was too hectic with weekly episodes, and Kurt was inhabited with composing day-to-day short articles. After Kurt signed up with the program in 2015, 99% Unnoticeable continued to grow and we progressively felt the requirement to boil down the very best of our combined years of research study, understanding and experience into a single book, sharing our enthusiasm for cities in an unique standalone volume. In 2018, we started to lay out the shape this would take.
Why did you choose to compose a 99% Unnoticeable book?
In some sense, the story of this book goes back to, or perhaps beyond, the origin of 99% Unnoticeable. This book combines my years of style storytelling, consisting of numerous interviews with urbanists and designers, and Kurt’s years of studying metropolitan style and architecture, along with his experiences as a designer and style author. Together, we chose to produce a volume that would available and universal– a guide that would engage more than simply urbanists, designers, and 99PI fans.
The principle of a guidebook appeared like an enjoyable and efficient method to arrange our ideas. With that driving concept in mind, we started to put together engaging stories and interesting characters. We singled out private stories that would mesmerize an audience however that would likewise mesh and circulation, forming a whole that was more than the amount of its parts. This book would motivate readers to take a look at all various elements of cities– from private things, structures, obstructs to whole communities– in a totally brand-new light. Through numerous smaller sized stories, the book informs a bigger story of how to be more watchful and thoughtful people.
What sort of research study entered into composing this book?
This book is the conclusion of years of research study, travel and storytelling. It outgrew interactions with various urbanists and designers, from an interview with a United States postal employee at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to a manufacturer see to the tuned mass damper at the top of Taipei’s highest high-rise building. The book makes use of regional reporting from 99PI manufacturers around the globe along with substantial research study done particularly for this volume. Through all these interactions, we wove together the most intriguing characters experienced and tales revealed into a thick however wonderful volume.
What cities/regions are included in The 99% Unnoticeable City?
The book is not a guide to any one city, however to all cities; we desired a topic of interest in one location to open a door to comprehending numerous others. Frequently, this indicated taking the audience someplace unanticipated. Instead of going to the website of the very first United States electrical traffic signal in Cleveland, OH, for example, readers are sent out on a journey to Syracuse, NY, house to the nation’s just upside-down signal (with a thumbs-up on top). From there, the story takes a trip midway around the globe to Japan, where “grue” traffic control light up the weird relationship in between cities, style requirements and the method various languages progress to explain colors.