"With more than 250 photographs, in color as well as black & white, this attractive book captures the diversity of today's Central Park, against the kaleidoscopic background of the changing seasons. From landscapes to still life flora, with a broad cross-section of people engaged in multiple pursuits, plus animals of the caged, wild, and domesticated varieties, along with scenic waterways, craggy rocks, and remarkable statuary - it's all there in the center of Manhattan, and many of the finest sights can be found in the pages of Central Park A Photographic Excursion." The book also contains a section that provides non-technical tips to Park visitors carrying a camera on how to go about photographing the Park - how to "see the picture." Each point is illustrated by helpful references to specific photos.
James Freund, a native New Yorker, and lawyer by profession, has had a lifelong fascination with Central Park. The collection of his photographs appearing in this book was the subject of a well-received show entitled A Park for All Seasons, presented by the Parks Department of the City of New York at its Arsenal Gallery in April 2000.