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By Norval White,Elliot Willensky,Fran Leadon

Hailed as "extraordinarily realized" (New York Times), "blithe in spirit and unerring in vision," (New York Magazine), and the "definitive checklist of recent York's architectural historical past" (Municipal paintings Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky's booklet is an important reference for everybody with an curiosity in structure and those that easily need to know extra approximately manhattan City.
First released in 1968, the AIA consultant to manhattan City has lengthy been the definitive consultant to the city's structure. relocating via all 5 boroughs, local through local, it deals the main entire evaluation of recent York's major areas, prior and current. The 5th variation maintains to incorporate locations of old importance--including large assurance of the area exchange middle site--while additionally taking complete account of the development increase of the previous 10 years, a growth that has given upward push to an remarkable variety of new structures via such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. all the constructions integrated within the Fourth version were revisited and re-photographed and lots more and plenty of the remark has been re-written, and insurance of the outer boroughs--particularly Brooklyn--has been expanded.
Famed skyscrapers and old landmarks are exact, yet so, too, are firehouses, parks, church buildings, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting greater than 3000 new pictures, a hundred improved maps, and hundreds of thousands of brief and lively entries, the consultant is prepared geographically by means of borough, with every one borough divided into sectors after which into local. broad commentaries describe the nature of the divisions.
Knowledgeable, playful, and fantastically illustrated, here's the last word guided travel of latest York's architectural treasures.

Acclaim for previous variants of the AIA advisor to big apple City:

"An terribly discovered, personable exegesis of our city. No different American or, for that topic, global urban can boast so definitive a one-volume consultant to its equipped environment."
-- Philip Lopate, New York Times

"Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision."
-- New York Magazine

"A definitive checklist of latest York's architectural heritage... witty and priceless pocketful which serves as arbiter of architects, Baedeker for boulevardiers, catalog for the curious, primer for preservationists, and sourcebook to scholars. For all who search to grasp of recent York, it truly is the following. No domestic could be and not using a copy."
-- Municipal artwork Society

"There are purposes the advisor has entered the pantheon of recent York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the opposite is its inimitable style--'smart, brilliant, humorous and opinionated' because the architectural historian Christopher grey as soon as summed it up in pithy W & W fashion."
-- Constance Rosenblum, New York Times

"A e-book for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets."
-- The Village Voice

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