“These postcards bring us back to a New York that possessed glamour and drama and warmth, in even measure: a city in which there was always light, and always possibility; a city that, when you came to visit, you could not wait until you were back home to tell everyone all about it, and so you always, always, sent a postcard.”—Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker, from his essay
“New York in Postcards, 1880–1980 provides a dual prism for viewing the city. . . . The book serves as both an architectural history and a history of ways of seeing the city.”
(Sam Roberts New York Times
About the Author
Thomas Kramer is managing director and chief editor of Scheidegger & Spiess.