By Norval White,Elliot Willensky,Fran Leadon
First released in 1968, the AIA advisor to ny City has lengthy been the definitive consultant to the city's structure. relocating via all 5 boroughs, local via local, it deals the main whole review of recent York's major locations, previous and current. The 5th variation keeps to incorporate areas of ancient importance--including broad assurance of the realm alternate heart site--while additionally taking complete account of the development growth of the previous 10 years, a growth that has given upward push to an unparalleled variety of new structures through such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. the entire structures integrated within the Fourth version were revisited and re-photographed and lots more and plenty of the observation has been re-written, and assurance of the outer boroughs--particularly Brooklyn--has been expanded.
Famed skyscrapers and historical landmarks are specific, yet so, too, are firehouses, parks, church buildings, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting greater than 3000 new images, a hundred superior maps, and millions of brief and lively entries, the advisor is prepared geographically via borough, with each one borough divided into sectors after which into local. broad commentaries describe the nature of the divisions.
Knowledgeable, playful, and wonderfully illustrated, this is the last word guided journey of latest York's architectural treasures.
Acclaim for previous variants of the AIA advisor to long island City:
"An terribly discovered, personable exegesis of our city. No different American or, for that subject, international urban can boast so definitive a one-volume advisor to its equipped environment."
-- Philip Lopate, New York Times
"Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision."
-- New York Magazine
"A definitive checklist of recent York's architectural heritage... witty and valuable pocketful which serves as arbiter of architects, Baedeker for boulevardiers, catalog for the curious, primer for preservationists, and sourcebook to scholars. For all who search to understand of recent York, it really is the following. No domestic may be with no copy."
-- Municipal paintings Society
"There are purposes the advisor has entered the pantheon of latest York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the opposite is its inimitable style--'smart, bright, humorous and opinionated' because the architectural historian Christopher grey as soon as summed it up in pithy W & W fashion."
-- Constance Rosenblum, New York Times
"A ebook for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets."
-- The Village Voice
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