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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 artwork Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky's booklet is a necessary reference for everybody with an curiosity in structure and those that easily need to know extra approximately big apple City.
First released in 1968, the AIA advisor to ny City has lengthy been the definitive consultant to the city's structure. relocating via all 5 boroughs, local by way of local, it deals the main entire evaluate of recent York's major locations, previous and current. The 5th variation keeps to incorporate areas of historic importance--including huge assurance of the realm alternate heart site--while additionally taking complete account of the development growth of the prior 10 years, a increase that has given upward thrust to an exceptional variety of new structures via such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. the entire constructions incorporated within the Fourth variation were revisited and re-photographed and masses of the statement has been re-written, and assurance of the outer boroughs--particularly Brooklyn--has been expanded.
Famed skyscrapers and old landmarks are certain, yet so, too, are firehouses, parks, church buildings, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting greater than 3000 new pictures, a hundred greater maps, and hundreds of thousands of brief and lively entries, the advisor is prepared geographically by means of borough, with each one borough divided into sectors after which into local. wide 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 past versions of the AIA consultant to manhattan 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 advisor 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 precious 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 understand of latest York, it's the following. No domestic will be with no copy."
-- Municipal paintings Society

"There are purposes the consultant has entered the pantheon of recent York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the opposite is its inimitable style--'smart, vibrant, 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 publication for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets."
-- The Village Voice

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