New York City Landmarks

Overview

• Stunning images of 75 of NYC's most famous landmarks
• Includes four gatefold spreads
• History behind each landmark

In this book, Jake Rajs' amazing eye has captured seventy-five of New York City's most-celebrated landmarks in ways never seen before. 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.

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Overview

• Stunning images of 75 of NYC's most famous landmarks
• Includes four gatefold spreads
• History behind each landmark

In this book, Jake Rajs' amazing eye has captured seventy-five of New York City's most-celebrated landmarks in ways never seen before. 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.

• Stunning images of 75 of NYC's most famous landmarks
• Includes four gatefold spreads
• History behind each landmark
In this book, Jake Rajs' amazing eye has captured seventy-five of New York City's most-celebrated landmarks in ways never seen before. 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.
In April 2011 Francis Morrone was named one of the 13 best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Previously announced.
Jake Rajs is a New York-based photographer with a career that spans over 30 years. He specializes in commercial and art photography and is best known for stunning and timeless architectural and landscape imagery. He has over fifteen art books currently in print, and his photography has been featured in more than 10,000 publications, including Time, Life, Newsweek, The New York Times, Esquire, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, New York, Men's Health and National Geographic. His commercial work includes award winning, global campaigns for clients such as American Express, Nike, AT&T, Ford, Honeywell and the US Army.
Francis Morrone is an author, arts critic, newspaper columnist, literary historian, lecturer, and teacher. His books include An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, and An Architectural Guidebook to New York City. Morrone wrote the weekly column Abroad in New York, on New York buildings and history, for the New York Sun. He teaches at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He also regularly leads architectural walking tours of New York City for the Municipal Art Society of New York.

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Editorial Reviews

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851496693
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 769,685
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


In April 2011 Francis Morrone was named one of the 13 best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Previously announced.

Jake Rajs is a New York-based photographer with a career that spans over 30 years. He specializes in commercial and art photography and is best known for stunning and timeless architectural and landscape imagery. He has over fifteen art books currently in print, and his photography has been featured in more than 10,000 publications, including Time, Life, Newsweek, The New York Times, Esquire, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, New York, Men's Health and National Geographic. His commercial work includes award winning, global campaigns for clients such as American Express, Nike, AT&T, Ford, Honeywell and the US Army.

Francis Morrone is an author, arts critic, newspaper columnist, literary historian, lecturer, and teacher. His books include An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, and An Architectural Guidebook to New York City. Morrone wrote the weekly column Abroad in New York, on New York buildings and history, for the New York Sun. He teaches at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He also regularly leads architectural walking tours of New York City for the Municipal Art Society of New York.

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Table of Contents

1 Statue of Liberty 14

2 Ellis Island 20

3 Museum of Jewish Heritage 24

4 The Winter Garden 26

5 Ground Zero 30

6 Federal Hall National Memorial 36

7 Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange & Trinity Church 38

8 South Street Seaport 42

9 Skyscraper Museum 46

10 Brooklyn Bridge 48

11 African Burial Ground 54

12 Woolworth Building 56

12 8 Spruce Street 58

13 Chinatown 60

14 SoHo Cast Iron District 62

15 Lower East Side: Tenement Museum, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Katz's Delicatessen 64

16 The New Museum of Contemporary Art 68

17 Cooper Union 70

18 Washington Square Arch 72

19 Jefferson Market Courthouse 76

20 Flatiron Building 78

21 Chelsea Piers 80

22 IAC Building 82

23 100 Eleventh Avenue 83

24 The High Line 84

25 Empire State Building 88

26 The Morgan Library 92

27 Times Square (and Father Duffy Square) 96

28 New York Public Library 98

29 Grand Central Terminal 102

30 Metlife Building 106

31 Chrysler Building 108

32 The United Nations Headquarters 112

33 New York Yacht Club 116

34 Radio City Music Hall 118

35 Rockefeller Center & GE Building 120

36 Saint Patrick's Cathedral 124

37 Villard Houses & New York Palace Hotel 128

38 21 Club 130

39 Central Synagogue 132

40 Citicorp Center 134

41 Lever House & Park Avenue 136

42 Sony Building 138

43 Paley Park 140

44 MoMA 142

45 Tiffany & Co 146

45 Trump Tower 146

46 The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge 148

47 Plaza Hotel & Pulitzer Fountain 150

48 Apple Store 154

49 Central Park & Bethesda Fountain 156

50 Hearst Tower 162

51 Columbus Circle: Time Warner Center, Museum of Arts & Design 164

52 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 168

53 The Dakota 172

54 The Ansonia Hotel 176

55 American Museum of Natural History 178

56 Rose Center for Earth and Space 180

57 The Frick Collection 182

58 Whitney Museum 184

59 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 186

60 Neue Galerie 192

61 The Jewish Museum 194

62 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Andrew Carnegie Mansion) 196

63 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 198

64 Riverside Park 202

65 Cathedral of St John the Divine 206

66 Riverside Church 208

67 Apollo Theater 210

Strivers' Row 212

The Cloisters 214

George Washington Bridge 216

Yankee Stadium 220

New York Botanical Garden and Bronx Zoo 224

Arthur Ashe Stadium & Citi Field 226

Brooklyn Museum 228

Brooklyn Botanic Garden 230

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge & Marathon 232

Index 235

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