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