New York Deco

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Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, 2009 - Architecture - 160 pages
New York Deco profiles the architecture of the city during its most stylish and dazzling decades: the late 1920s and '30s. New York City landmarks were born of this age--the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and the Lenox Lounge--as well as dozens of lesser-known office buildings and apartment houses. Together, they make the skyline of the Big Apple what it is today. Riichard Berenholtz's stunning photographs of the finest examples of NYC's art deco architecture will be accompanied by detailed captions as well as text from writers, artists, and personalities of the era, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Willem de Kooning, and Ogden Nash, and among others. A perfect gift for the New Yorker and tourist alike, this gem of a book is a window into one of the city's most divine periods.

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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 graduated from Columbia University with a masters degree in architecture and spent the next four years working for I. M. Pei. By 1984 he had become a professional photographer, and in the past 18 years he has published five books in languages: New York Deco, Deluxe Edition; New York, New York; New York, New York (mini edition); Manhattan Architecture; Inside New York; and Panoramic New York. During this time he has produced one of the most comprehensive collections of photographs of New York extent. 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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