A glorious souvenir of Manhattan's unique urban arcadia, 212 Views of Central Park shares the experience of being in Central Park through every season with out-of-town visitors and New York residents alike -- an experience as varied as the park's many structures, landscapes, activities, and environments.
The Park may contain any number of views within its 843 acres, but only one number signals its prime location -- "212" is the area code that means Manhattan, the heart of New York City.
Each of the eight sections and accompanying essays approaches the Park from a different, slightly unexpected viewpoint, exploring its borders, its hidden places, and its public amusements, among other pleasures. Here are Belvedere Castle and the Bow Bridge; the Ramble and the Meer; Bethesda Fountain and the Dairy; the Boathouse and the Carousel. Gardens and playgrounds, carriages and boats fill the pages. The views recall a past era of picture-postcards, grand tours, and the Seven Wonders of the World, yet they celebrate a completely contemporary wonder -- the first large-scale public park in America and, over a century later, still New York's favorite place.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.37(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.75(d)|