New York Deco

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Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, 2009 - Architecture - 160 pages
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New York Deco profiles the architecture of the city during its most stylish and dazzling decades: the 1920s and early 1930s. New York City landmarks were born in this age - the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Waldorf-Astoria - as well as dozens of lesser-known office buildings and apartment houses. Together, they make the skyline of New York what it is today.

Richard Berenholtz's stunning photographs of the finest examples of New York City's art deco architecture are accompanied by text from writers, artists, and personalities of the era, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ogden Nash, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others.

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New York's most obvious examples of the streamlined architectural style-the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center-figure prominently in this book, but it's the less notorious ... Read full review

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RICHARD BERENHOLTZ has published five photography books in as many languages: New York New York (in both oversized deluxe and mini editions), Manhattan Architecture, New York Architecture, Architecture: A History, Inside New York, and Panoramic New York. During this time, he has produced one of the most comprehensive collections of photographs of New York extant.

CAROL WILLIS is the founder, director, and curator of the Skyscraper Museum. An architectural and urban historian, she is the author of Form Follows Finance: Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago, and has appeared in numerous television documentaries and radio broadcasts discussing the history of American city building.

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