Synopses & Reviews
As familiar as we are with images of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the charming former first lady, fewer know the dynamic woman who called New York City home. Shortly after JFK's assassination in 1964, Jackie moved to Manhattan and lived there for the next three decades. This intimate collection of photographs celebrates her life in the city as a mother, book editor, style icon, and most of all, a New Yorker. Eating ice cream with her kids on Fifth Avenue, working with authors at Doubleday Books, riding her bike through Central Park—these images capture the real-life joy, creative passion, and effortless grace of New York Jackie.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is the exclusive subject of this book ofphotographs. Each is a picture of her taken in New York City. The vast majority are in black and white; a few are in color. Most areinformal shots of her on the street, though many of the earlier ones were taken at social events. They are divided into chapters bydecade: 1960s-1990s. The book has no text except a brief caption for each photograph. The quality of the photographs is not the focushere; the book is for fans of Jackie as an icon, here representing a carefully composed New York City sophistication designed to read as effortless and natural.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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About the Author
Nan A. Talese is the senior vice president of Doubleday as well as the publisher and editorial director of her eponymous imprint there. She lives in New York City.
Bridget Watson Payne is a San Francisco–based book editor.