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This is a revised, updated, and expanded version of The Landmarks of New York, a now-classic publication that received widespread acclaim when it first appeared in 1988. The new edition now incorporates all the landmarks designated through the fall of 1997, documenting the more than 1,000 landmarks in the five boroughs of New York City, and includes descriptions and maps of the city's 70 historic districts. The landmarks are arranged chronologically, by date of construction, giving the reader a sequential ...
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Overview

This is a revised, updated, and expanded version of The Landmarks of New York, a now-classic publication that received widespread acclaim when it first appeared in 1988. The new edition now incorporates all the landmarks designated through the fall of 1997, documenting the more than 1,000 landmarks in the five boroughs of New York City, and includes descriptions and maps of the city's 70 historic districts. The landmarks are arranged chronologically, by date of construction, giving the reader a sequential overview of the city's architectural richness and diversity, as well as its history.

685 black and white photographs, 50 maps, 416 pages, 9 x 11".

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New York City is home to some of America's most distinguished buildings. It has also witnessed some of the most turbulent preservation battles--to save Pennsylvania Station, Grand Central Terminal, and St. Bart's Church. Partly in response to those battles, the city established an effective landmarks preservation law and a remarkable landmarks commission, which is responsible for the designation of more than 900 structures and 60 historic districts over a 28-year period. Diamonstein (New York City Preservation Foundation) and her team of researchers have updated their previous work ( Landmarks of New York , Abrams, 1988) with landmarks designated from 1988 through early 1993. Organized chronologically, the book represents each individual landmark by a photograph and a brief description, while historic districts are illustrated with schematic maps but unfortunately no photographs. The result is an indispensable guide and eloquent testament to New York's wealth of architectural resources--and a testament to the dedication of the city's preservationists as well.-- H. Ward Jandl, National Park Svc., Washington, D.C.
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Time and the impatience of our culture have conspired to leave Lewis Mumford as someone we dimly recognize but probably haven't read. By gathering some of the best of Mumford's "The Sky Line" columns from The New Yorker of the Thirties, editor Wojtowicz does readers of our era a great service. Mumford was best known as an architectural critic, but this collection shows him as an urban aesthetician at his best when writing as an analyst of the values, life, and political culture of New York City. Today, his ridicule or praise of a strip of brick or his dissection of window placement in a massive wall may be of little consequence, but these essays remain valuable because they demonstrate Mumford's ability to find art and precision in many of the city's physical spaces while clarifying the sociological schematic of New York. Wojtowicz's compact biography of Mumford is a fitting prelude to the essays of this very busy writer. Diamonstein is the chair of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center. The third edition of her book includes a section on recently designated landmarks while holding to the format of the 1988 and 1993 editions: a straightforward black-and-white photograph of the building is accompanied by a brief text on its history, purpose, and significance. This book is formal and comprehensive, making it a significant library reference source with particular usefulness in the New York metropolitan area. Both works are recommended for all architecture as well as regional collections.--David Bryant, New Canaan P.L., CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810935945
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Landmarks of New York Series
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, writer, interviewer, and activist, is widely known for her involvement in the fields of architecture and the arts. Actively engaged in the cultural life of New York City, she is the chairperson of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center and vice-chair of the New York State Council on the Arts, a commissioner of the American Battle Monuments Commission, and a director of the Trust for the National Mall.

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