AIA Guide to New York City - download pdf or read online

By Norval White,Elliot Willensky,Fran Leadon

Hailed as "extraordinarily discovered" (New York Times), "blithe in spirit and unerring in vision," (New York Magazine), and the "definitive list of latest York's architectural history" (Municipal paintings Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky's e-book is a necessary reference for everybody with an curiosity in structure and people who easily need to know extra approximately big apple City.
First released in 1968, the AIA consultant to long island City has lengthy been the definitive consultant to the city's structure. relocating via all 5 boroughs, local through local, it deals the main entire evaluation of recent York's major areas, earlier and current. The 5th variation keeps to incorporate areas of historic importance--including wide insurance of the realm alternate middle site--while additionally taking complete account of the development increase of the prior 10 years, a growth that has given upward thrust to an unheard of variety of new constructions via such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. all the structures integrated within the Fourth version were revisited and re-photographed and lots more and plenty of the remark has been re-written, and insurance of the outer boroughs--particularly Brooklyn--has been expanded.
Famed skyscrapers and ancient landmarks are particular, yet so, too, are firehouses, parks, church buildings, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting greater than 3000 new photos, a hundred greater maps, and millions of brief and lively entries, the advisor is prepared geographically via borough, with every 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 final word guided journey of recent York's architectural treasures.

Acclaim for past variations of the AIA advisor to ny 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 consultant to its outfitted environment."
-- Philip Lopate, New York Times

"Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision."
-- New York Magazine

"A definitive list of recent York's architectural heritage... witty and worthy 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 grasp of recent York, it really is right here. No domestic can be with out a copy."
-- Municipal artwork Society

"There are purposes the consultant has entered the pantheon of latest York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the opposite is its inimitable style--'smart, shiny, 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 booklet for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets."
-- The Village Voice

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