New York Vertical

New York Vertical

by Horst Hamann
     
 
Now in an easy-to-carry format, this award-winning pictorial tribute to the world’s most vertical city offers a unique introduction to New York’s spectacular architecture. Using a vintage panoramic camera tilted ninety degrees; Hamann spent nearly five years painstakingly setting up shot after shot, often finding himself balancing precariously out a window ledge. His

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Now in an easy-to-carry format, this award-winning pictorial tribute to the world’s most vertical city offers a unique introduction to New York’s spectacular architecture. Using a vintage panoramic camera tilted ninety degrees; Hamann spent nearly five years painstakingly setting up shot after shot, often finding himself balancing precariously out a window ledge. His stark black and white compositions lend these photographs a dramatic, often dreamlike quality, and offer unique reinterpretations of the world’s most recognizable cityscapes.

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In New York Vertical, first published in 1997, photographer Horst Hamann depicts the Big Apple in a way he felt it had never before been captured: "[N]o one," he wrote, "had yet looked at the city in a strictly vertical way." That edition, with its unusual size (it stood 19 inches high and 9 inches wide), striking images, and amusing tributes to the city (penned by everyone from Woody Allen to Thomas Zeumer) was an instant hit, despite a price tag of nearly $100. Now, an affordably priced, manageably sized edition (this one's 13-plus inches high and just over 6 inches wide) is available for those who missed out the first time around.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783898231121
Publisher:
Koch, Neff & Oetinger & Co. GmbH
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Edition description:
German Edition
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.62(d)

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Horst Hamann has become famous during the last twenty years for his panoramic photography. His internationally

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