Synopses & Reviews
The richness and diversity of New York's architecture come alive in this information-packed photographic tour of New York City.
Walk down any street or avenue in any of the five brooughs of New York and you are bound to encounter architectural delights, from magisterial office towers to pristine townhouse, from exquisitely detailed churches to stolid apartment blocks. The finest architects in the world have worked here, creating a landscape that is an ever-changing study in harmony and contrast.
When you think of New York, perhaps what comes to mind is the elegant Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty or the imposing temples of Wall Street. But what about a colonial-revival mansion in Brooklyn that looks like a movie set for Gone with the Wind? Or a quaint Dutch farmhouse on Staten Island dating back to the 1660s? Don't overlook the whimsical buildings dotted throughout Central Park; the stately Tudor homes of Forest Hills, Queens; the landmark houses of "Striver's Row" in Harlem; the powerful stanchions of the Manhattan Bridge...
They are all here and more, in One Thousand New York Buildings, lovingly photographed, mapped, and discussed in detail. Open this book and take an endlessly fascinating journey through the neighborhoods of New York. You are sure to find surprises around every corner.
"A very handsome neighborhood-by-neighborhood survey of significant New York City buildings, from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island. Each section includes a map, and each building is represented by an attractive duotone photograph and a brief description." Booklist
The diversity and richness of New York's architecture comes alive in this one-of-a-kind, elegant, information-packed, photographic tour of New York City.
From skyscrapers to parking structures, from the Stock Exchange to the historic townhouses of Harlem, the buildings of New York are as diverse as its culture. The City estimates that there are 90,000 buildings within the five boroughs, ranging from single-story warehouses to mighty skyscrapers. Now, for the first time, 1,000 of these buildings, widely varied in style-from landmarks to architectural oddities to humble utilitarian structures-are artfully photographed and beautifully celebrated. Photographer Jorg Brockmann has captured the power and personal essence of each building, providing a fresh, close-up view of New York unlike any other.
Essential information about each building, along with neighborhood maps and useful sidebars, make this the last word on New York structures large and small. It's a feast for lovers of architecture and of great photography, as well as devotees of the most vibrant and resilient city in the world.
From skyscrapers to parking structures, from the Stock Exchange to the historic townhouses of Harlem, the buildings of New York are as diverse as its culture—and they are artfully photographed here by Jorg Brockmann. Essential information, history, and background stories about each one, along with neighborhood maps and useful sidebars, make this the last word on New York buildings large and small.
Bill Harris is a veteran New York historian and writer who has also logged many miles as a tour guide. Jorg Brockmann is an accomplished photographer whose talent matches the scale of the project. Together, they have created a feast for lovers of architecture and of great photography, as well as devotees of New York City.
Now in a well-priced and easy-to-carry paperback edition, One Thousand New York Buildings is the ultimate guide to the Great American City.
About the Author
Jorg Brockmann's photographs have appeared in American and European newspapers and magazines and have been exhibited in group and solo shows in the United States, Switzerland, Italy, and France. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
Bill Harris is a freelance editor and the author of One Thousand New York Buildings as well as sixteen other books about New York. He worked at The New York Times for twenty-five years and was a licensed New York City tour guide before moving to Dallas, Texas, where he currently resides.