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New York Decoby Richard Berenholtz
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New York calls to mind many things: the Chrysler Building with its innovative design and sunburst pattern, the Empire State building with its amazing views and dominating size, Rockefeller Center seamlessly merging commerce and art. Each of these cherished pieces of New York were created during one of the cities most stylish and dazzling decades: the 1920s and 30s. New York Deco profiles this magnificent period of creativity in architecture when art deco thrived with its emphasis on machine-tooled elegance and sleek lines. Many of the New York City landmarks were born of this age, as well as dozens of lesserknown office buildings and apartment houses. Together, they make the skyline of the Big Apple what it is today.
Richard Berenholtzs “extraordinary” and “voluptuous” photographs have offered the best of New York in the large scale New York New York and Panoramic New York and now brilliantly highlight the finest examples of NYCs art deco architecture. Berenholtzs photography is 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 to create a wonderful celebration of the era. A perfect gift for the New Yorker and tourist alike, this gem of a book is a window into one of citys most divine periods.
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.
About the Author
Richard Berenholtz graduated from Columbia University in 1974 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 eighteen years, has had five photography books published in five languages: New York, New York, New York New York (mini), Manhattan Architecture, Inside New York, and Panoramic New York. During this time, he has produced one of the most comprehensive collections of photographs in New York.
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