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The Brooklyn Navy Yard Hardcover – December 8, 2009
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About the Author
Thomas Flagg works as a researcher and instructor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry. Since 1966 he has been researching the Port of New York and its railroads, leading to professional documentation of industrial sites in connection with cultural resource surveys. He is a founding member of the Rail Maritime Information Group. He is also a member and past president of the Society of Industrial Archeology, and the author of two books about the rail history of New York Harbor.
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After getting a B.S. in radio and television production at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, I began to work in recording studios in New York. In that industry I went from being a bicycle messenger at a very good recording studio to being the chief engineer of a very bad one. Time for career two. I went back to school and got a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University,which led me to becoming an architect at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. There I worked on infrastructure projects and felt that I had finally found a permanent calling. Well it did last for ten years.
It was at the Port Authority that I began to take photography seriously, having dabbled in it in high school. While still an architect there, I began photographing industrial subjects in New York. That led me to the Navy Yard and a fifteen year exploration. In 1995 I left Architecture to take up photography as my final career. I think.
Top Customer Reviews
Buy this book if you care about the past; buy this book if you care about the future; buy it if you love Brooklyn or care about New York City. Buy this book if you are passionate about book arts, because it has been designed sparing nothing. The quality and size of the prints, the paper, the binding and cover are breathtaking and as book-art it is, quite simply, beautiful.
I can't think of anyone who shouldn't have this book from politicians to children -- because there are always some kids who are mesmerized by machinery, and the sense of scale created by some of Bartelstone's images will captivate the imaginations of many.
But since Bartelstone proves himself a canny writer in his preface,why has he been so stingy with the text? I am left hungry for more information.
Its one of those books that's a funny shape and you think, oh no, where is this going to fit? For a long time it was out on my table. Now I find myself taking it off my shelf to look at and show friends again and again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My Dad worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 60's and he LOVED this book!!!Published 1 month ago by AMS
Only pictures of the current Navy Yard...needed more historical pictures during its heyday.Published 17 months ago by Douglas A. Brookbank
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is an important part of New York, Brooklyn and US Navy history. This photo essay, which took years of work, has gorgeous black and white photos, some of... Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by Robert Kornfeld, Jr.