New York City Haiku

$15.95 - $13.62

(as of Dec 17,2018 22:58:47 UTC – Details)



One hundred fifty 
haiku on New York City
in just three lines each.

 
New York City Haiku collects 150 of the best haiku inspired by the Big Apple. These succinct three-line poems express not only the personal experiences of every New Yorker (or New Yorker at heart), but also the universal truths about living and loving everything that New York has to offer as well.
 
Written by poets of all ages and from across the country, this affordable and giftable collection creates an honest and often hilarious volume chronicling what New York is all about. A must-have for anyone who aspires to “make it there,” New York City Haiku is a thoughtful and fun testament to the city and its people.Universe Publishing NY



New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z

$16.99

(as of Dec 10,2018 07:28:08 UTC – Details)


From bestselling duo Laura Krauss Melmed and Frané Lessac comes an alphabetical picture book tour of one of the greatest cities in the world, New York!

Welcome to the Big Apple! This city has something to offer everyone, from A to Z. Come visit the American Museum of Natural History and see prehistoric animals, get a bird’s-eye view of the Brooklyn Bridge, and check out Central Park.

Fascinating details about the many neighborhoods and historic places of New York City accompany Melmed’s lively, informative verse, and Lessac’s vibrant folk-art paintings capture the essence of this unique and rich place that was once called the melting pot of America.



Rescue Me: Dog Adoption Portraits and Stories from New York City

$15.95

(as of Dec 02,2018 08:46:39 UTC – Details)



For three years, fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs has donated his services to the Humane Society of New York, making portraits of dogs up for adoption as part of the Manhattan shelter’s work to find them all forever homes. The best of his photographs are featured in this simple and moving album, along with the story of each dog on its journey from often-shocking circumstances of abandonment and rejection, through rescue and the joy experienced in the new homes these pictures helped them find. This heartwarming New York story will appeal to dog lovers all over the world. Phibbs’s introduction is a passionate appeal for everyone to rescue a dog. The book is perfectly sized and priced for an impulse buy. Royalties from its sale benefit the Humane Society of New York.Aperture



The Eyes of the City

$49.95 - $33.96

(as of Nov 24,2018 07:42:30 UTC – Details)



Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation.

From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time. After serendipitously being gifted a Leica camera in 1977, Sandler shot in Boston for three productive years
and then moved back home to photograph in an edgy, dangerous, colicky New York City.

In the 1980s crime and crack were on the rise and their effects were socially devastating. Times Square, Harlem, and the East Village were seeded with hard drugs, while in Midtown Manhattan, and on Wall Street, the rich flaunted their furs in unprecedented numbers, and “greed was good.”

In the 1990s the city underwent drastic changes to lure in tourists and corporations, the result of which was rapid gentrification. Rents were raised and neighborhoods were sanitized, clearing them of both crime and character. Throughout these turbulent and creative years Sandler paced the streets with his native New Yorker’s eye for compassion, irony, and unvarnished fact.

The results are presented in The Eyes of the City, many for the first time in print. Overtly, they capture a complex time when beauty mixed with decay, yet below the picture surface, they hint at unrecognized ghosts in the American psyche.powerHouse Books



Light on New York City

$65.00 - $54.88

(as of Nov 09,2018 05:43:28 UTC – Details)



Franck Bohbot’s Light on New York City is a sentimental and nocturnal exploration of “the city that never sleeps.” In this photography project that began in 2013, New York City is presented in a series of haunting and cinematic images as seen in the nighttime facades and storefronts of buildings that boast neon marquees and signage, eerily preserved in all of their nostalgic and kitschy glory, to undeniably sleek and contemporary exteriors with more daring architectural design. This aesthetic, along with the predominant absence of people, results in a melancholic atmosphere reminiscent of Edward Hopper paintings and evocative of staged theatrical sets-a merging of a contemporary urban reality and a magical, sentimental artificiality. The photographs featured in Light On New York City convey a luminescence that celebrates modernity while longing for the past in an ironically ageless paradox.Light on New York City



Murals of New York City: The Best of New York’s Public Paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish

$45.00 - $36.00

(as of Nov 01,2018 14:09:10 UTC – Details)


If all of the murals of New York City were under one roof, it would be the greatest collection of populist art in America. MURALS OF NEW YORK CITY is the first book to curate over thirty of the most important, influential, and impressive murals found within all five boroughs. The murals featured in this volume act as both an artistic and cultural guide to New York and its citizens over the past 100+ years—from the Victorian sensibilities of the 1900’s, to the New Deal outlook of the WPA-commissioned artworks, to the graffiti-inflected art of Keith Haring and Barry McGee.  The book enlightens readers with the lively back stories of those who commissioned and created these murals, and documents the works through extensive original photography that shows both the murals in context, and with details that highlight the artistic hand of the muralists. 
 
From courthouses, to libraries, to schoolrooms, to classic hotel watering holes, MURALS OF NEW YORK CITY introduces readers to a wide range of cultural icons and artistic treasures. Full-color images of works by the world’s most celebrated artists including Marc Chagall, Roy Lichtenstein, Maxfield Parrish, and more are accompanied by informative and historical commentary. MURALS OF NEW YORK CITY is perfect for art and architecture lovers and serves as a resource for New Yorkers, and a souvenir for the millions of tourists who visit the city every year. The book contains addresses and historical information on each mural, artist, and location, including the circumstances in which they were created, restored, and preserved.



AIA Guide to New York City

$39.95 - $26.42

(as of Oct 24,2018 11:15:17 UTC – Details)



Hailed as “extraordinarily learned” (New York Times), “blithe in spirit and unerring in vision,” (New York Magazine), and the “definitive record of New York’s architectural heritage” (Municipal Art Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky’s book is an essential reference for everyone with an interest in architecture and those who simply want to know more about New York City.
First published in 1968, the AIA Guide to New York City has long been the definitive guide to the city’s architecture. Moving through all five boroughs, neighborhood by neighborhood, it offers the most complete overview of New York’s significant places, past and present. The Fifth Edition continues to include places of historical importance–including extensive coverage of the World Trade Center site–while also taking full account of the construction boom of the past 10 years, a boom that has given rise to an unprecedented number of new buildings by such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. All of the buildings included in the Fourth Edition have been revisited and re-photographed and much of the commentary has been re-written, and coverage of the outer boroughs–particularly Brooklyn–has been expanded.
Famed skyscrapers and historic landmarks are detailed, but so, too, are firehouses, parks, churches, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting more than 3000 new photographs, 100 enhanced maps, and thousands of short and spirited entries, the guide is arranged geographically by borough, with each borough divided into sectors and then into neighborhood. Extensive commentaries describe the character of the divisions.
Knowledgeable, playful, and beautifully illustrated, here is the ultimate guided tour of New York’s architectural treasures.

Acclaim for earlier editions of the AIA Guide to New York City:

“An extraordinarily learned, personable exegesis of our metropolis. No other American or, for that matter, world city can boast so definitive a one-volume guide to its built environment.”
— Philip Lopate, New York Times

“Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision.”
New York Magazine

“A definitive record of New York’s architectural heritage… witty and helpful pocketful which serves as arbiter of architects, Baedeker for boulevardiers, catalog for the curious, primer for preservationists, and sourcebook to students. For all who seek to know of New York, it is here. No home should be without a copy.”
— Municipal Art Society

“There are two reasons the guide has entered the pantheon of New York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the other is its inimitable style–‘smart, vivid, funny and opinionated’ as the architectural historian Christopher Gray once summed it up in pithy W & W fashion.”
— Constance Rosenblum, New York Times

“A book for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets.”
The Village Voice
Oxford University Press



Streets of New York

$65.00 - $43.19

(as of Oct 16,2018 06:43:12 UTC – Details)



More than 60 million people visit New York City each year. Every single traveler experiences the city in a unique way. There is no such thing as one New York. Streets of New York is a New York photo book that celebrates the Big Apple’s tremendous diversity by bringing together over 40 contemporary photographers and their multiple perspectives on this unique metropolis.



Often drawing on a strong social media presence, each photographer offers her or his personal take on New York’s unparalleled vibrancy, impact, and allure, creating both a rich collection of city photography and street style, and a visual catalogue of New York travel inspirations. Photographs of world-renowned New York landmarks and attractions like the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and World Trade Center Transportation Hub are interspersed with pictures of New York’s hidden treasures, tucked-away Manhattan charms, and lesser known, but equally interesting New York City districts–all captured with a present-day attention to detail and a wide-eyed love for the City that Never Sleeps.



The Seasons of New York

$24.95 - $23.69

(as of Oct 07,2018 19:22:21 UTC – Details)



New York is one of the most ever-changing and photogenic places in the world. Featuring full-color photographs of well-known landmarks from all five boroughs—from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to South Street Seaport, as well as secret treasures throughout the city—this visual celebration of New York in all of its seasonal splendor is a perfect take-home souvenir for a tourist or a treasured gift for a resident New Yorker. 

The year begins and ends in winter—ice skaters enjoy Central Park’s Wollman Rink, the Christmas tree arrives at Rockefeller Center, pedestrians walk across a snow-covered Brooklyn Bridge. Springtime brings cherry blossoms in Washington Square and a field of tulips in Central Park. In the summer, the paths through Central Park are a popular stroll, and farmers’ markets and other outdoor events, such as the Independence Day fireworks over the Statue of Liberty, draw people outside during the warmer months. Autumn brings leaves in vibrant shades of red and orange and makes a carriage ride through Central Park especially beautiful.Universe Publishing NY



New York City Landmarks

$19.95

(as of Oct 03,2018 11:17:10 UTC – Details)



“A perfect guide to New York City – if you have been a visitor this will fill you with nostalgia, and if you have never visited this will inspire you to pack your bags! Highly recommended!” Hot Brands, Cool Places

“With its handsome photographs and skillful descriptions, it’s a book that is as fitting a memento as it is a guide.” Archidose

“The photography alone is reason to love this book.” Whom You Know

In this book, Jake Rajs’ amazing eye has captured more than 70 of New York City’s most celebrated landmarks in ways never seen before, including the newest additions to New York’s landscape, The Freedom Tower and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Each image is accompanied by a short text, written by Francis Morrone, offering the full details of the monument – the date built, the location, the architect/designer – as well as a comprehensive history and anecdotal tidbits.ACC Distribution