Up and down New York

Up and down New York

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by Tony Sarg
     
 

Originally published in 1926, Up & Down New York is an imaginative, charming, quirky, and delightful period piece-but it is also timeless. This facsimile edition of the nostalgic classic reproduces Sarg's delightful illustrations of the dynamic and vibrant streets and famous places in New York. The surprise is in finding how much remains the same in many New…  See more details below

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Originally published in 1926, Up & Down New York is an imaginative, charming, quirky, and delightful period piece-but it is also timeless. This facsimile edition of the nostalgic classic reproduces Sarg's delightful illustrations of the dynamic and vibrant streets and famous places in New York. The surprise is in finding how much remains the same in many New York neighborhoods after 80 years, including Grand Central Station, Times Square, The American Museum of Natural History, City Hall, the Stock Exchange, the Great White Way (Broadway), the shuttle in the subway-not to mention the busyness and vibrancy that characterizes the city. The places that do not exist anymore, including the aquarium at the Battery and Washington Market, give us a glimpse of New York in its first heyday. This new edition of Tony Sarg's Up & Down New York will appeal to kids of all ages, to designers, illustrators, and book collectors, as well as anyone interested in New York or 1920s-era drawings.

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Tony Sarg (1880-1942) was born in Guatemala to a German father and a British mother, but like many other adopted New Yorkers, his heart really belonged to the Big Apple. For decades, he left his imprint on the city he loved, drawing urban scenes and decorating Macy's holiday windows. He also created the helium balloons that have become the main attraction of every Thanksgiving Day Parade. In his 1926 Up & Down New York, Sarg offered a quirky, affectionate tribute to this bustling metropolis; from uptown subways to Broadway and tinselly Times Square. This facsimile edition evokes nostalgia but also a keen sense of continuity. A celebration of the City That Never Sleeps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789315489
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
03/27/2007
Series:
New York Bound Bks.
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
952,279
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 12.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 18 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Sarg was famous as a master puppeteer, a cartoonist, and an author/illustrator of more than a dozen children's books during the 1920s and 1930s. He was the person responsible for developing the flying helium character balloons used in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades. Sarg opened children's shops in New York, Nantucket, and New Hope in Buck's County, where he sold textiles, wallpapers, rugs, and furniture of his own design.Jonathan Adler has his own design and furniture stores in New York City, East Hampton, Miami, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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Up and down New York 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Bethy More than 1 year ago
This book is a beautiful piece of art. The portfolio of illustrations is wonderful. I really enjoy Tony Sarg's work.