Matteo Pericoli was born in Milan where he graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture. His drawings have been published in the New York Times and the New Yorker, among others. In the fall of 2001, he published his first book, Manhattan Unfurled (Random House). Manhattan Within (Random House), was published in the fall of 2003. His first children’s book See the City, inspired by Manhattan Unfurled, was published in 2004 with Random House Children’s Books. He is now working on a new children book that will be published in the spring of 2006. He teaches architecture at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn.
Irvin Weathersby is a Brooklyn-based writer and professor of literature and creative writing from New Orleans. He has published three biographies in Notable Black American Men,