A Very New York Christmas

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Macmillan, Oct 14, 2008 - Art - 96 pages
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The experience of New York City at Christmas time has enthralled residents and visitors alike since Clement C. Moore wrote The Night Before Christmas in his house in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in 1823, inspiring tributes to the city in words and images. In A Very New York Christmas, Michael Storrings captures the magical landscape and excitement of the holiday season in dozens of watercolors, which since 2003 have been turned into bestselling Christmas ornaments. Sold in major retail venues across the country, his limited edition ornaments have a worldwide fan base and sell out performances in such stores as Saks, Bloomingdale's, and Bergdorf Goodman. This year a special ornament will be produced to coordinate with the book.

Portraying both famous traditions like Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Angel Tree to less well-known ones like the Christmas lights in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights, the Boys Choir of Harlem, and the Holiday Train show at The New York Botanical Garden, A Very New York Christmas crisscrosses Manhattan and the four outer boroughs to bring us a Christmas for all New Yorkers--whether residents or just fans.

Including a delightful foreword from Cynthia Nixon (Miranda from Sex and the City) this jewel-like book combines festive quotations from literature and popular culture with Storrings's charming watercolors of forty cherished New York holiday scenes making this a perfect gift and yuletide keepsake.

 

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This collection of lovely watercolors shows the Christmas face of New York City landmarks from South Street Seaport and Washington Square to the Bronx Zoo. Storrings beautifully captures the festive ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
8
Thanksgiving Day Parade
13
Flatiron District Lower Fifth Avenue
15
New York Public Library Empire State Building
16
St Patricks Cathedral
18
Rockefeller Center
23
57th Street Snowflake
24
Department Store Santa
26
Washington Square Park
59
Greenwich Village
60
Little Italy
63
South Street Seaport
64
Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn
66
Brooklyn Bridge
67
Dyker Heights Brooklyn
70
City Hall
72

The Plaza Hotel Museum Mile
28
Metropolitan Museum of
30
Afternoon Tea at the Hotel Pierre
33
Wollman Rink Central Park
37
Lincoln Center
38
The Nutcracker
39
American Museum of Natural History
42
Christmas Tree Vendor
43
Radio City Music Hall
44
A Christmas Carol
47
Madison Avenue
48
Union Square
50
Park Avenue
51
Grand Central Terminal
56
Historic Richmond Town Staten Island
73
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Staten Island Ferry
75
Flushing MeadowCorona Park Queens
76
Harlem Boys Choir Apollo Theater
78
St John the Divine
79
New York Botanical Garden The Bronx
80
The Bronx
82
The Great White
84
Times Square New Years
87
Lexington Avenue
90
About the Artist
92
Sources
94
Acknowledgments
96
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

MICHAEL STORRINGS is an award-winning designer, illustrator, and art director working in New York City. For the past three years, Michael has been designing city-themed Christmas tree ornaments in collaboration with Landmark Creations, a California-based manufacturer and distributor. He is currently the executive art director at St. Martin's Press.


CYNTHIA NIXON, a native New Yorker, is a Tony- and Emmy-award-winning actress who is best known for her portrayal of lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the blockbuster HBO comedy Sexand the City and Sex and the City: The Movie. Ms. Nixon and her partner and their two children live in New York and are frequent holiday season visitors to many of the sites depicted inA Very New York Christmas.

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