One Thousand New York Buildings
From skyscrapers to parking structures, from the Stock Exchange to the historic townhouses of Harlem, the buildings of New York are as diverse as its culture—and they are artfully photographed here by Jorg Brockmann. Essential information, history, and background stories about each one, along with neighborhood maps and useful sidebars, make this the last word on New York buildings large and small.
Bill Harris is a veteran New York historian and writer who has also logged many miles as a tour guide. Jorg Brockmann is an accomplished photographer whose talent matches the scale of the project. Together, they have created a feast for lovers of architecture and of great photography, as well as devotees of New York City.
Now in a well-priced and easy-to-carry paperback edition, One Thousand New York Buildings is the ultimate guide to the Great American City.
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One thousand New York buildingsUser Review - Book Verdict
Imposing the unexplained and presumably arbitrary limit of 1000 buildings, New York City photographer Brockmann has selected, with a discerning eye, buildings distinguished by their opulence, historical significance, prominence, size, or architectural merit. He treats the five boroughs with relative evenness, although northern Manhattan is seriously underrepresented. What this volume lacks in comprehensiveness, however-and for that the AIA Guide to New York City is without peer-it compensates for with an elegant "portrait" (Brockmann's term) of every building. Each photograph reveals an essential aspect of the building through a keen sense of the descriptive capabilities of natural light. The composition of the pages is simple and direct, with usually six photographs on one page and the corresponding text on the opposite. The commentary by Harris (The Sidewalks of New York) is informative and without jargon, although it tends to editorialize, and there are also occasional editorial errors, such as an apparent difficulty in alphabetizing the Ms in an otherwise useful index. Linked to the text, the maps are excellent and adequately scaled. Recommended for all collections that include documentation of New York's architecture.-Paul Glassman, New York Sch. of Interior Design Lib. ...
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An excellent source for anyone who loves NYC or architecture.