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Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture Paperback – December 5, 2011
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“[I]ndispensable . . . What makes the guide a joy to use is the clarity of the layout, in which buildings are grouped in 22 districts and indicated on useful maps that also include subway stops. . . . [A] valuable public service to architects and aficionados.”
“Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture is more than a guide. It is a creative time capsule that captures the re-envisioning of New York City, boroughs and all.”
“Designers, engineers―anyone who dreams in vertical structures of glass and steel, really―will nod approvingly.”
- Time Out New York
“Hill has begun to emerge, in the past five years or so, as one of New York’s great architectural communicators, an exquisitely informed tour guide for the layman design enthusiast…. Hill’s contemporary-focused volume occupies a niche that’s gone unfilled for several years…. This group portrait of the city maps out not just where the new buildings are, but how they spell out a contemporary language for the urban environment, creating a composite image of 21st-century New York that is by turns familiar and challenging.”
- Capital New York
“Beautifully illustrated; great graphics.... Provides an impressive sense of how much has been built in New York in recent years.”
- Justin Davidson, Designers & Books
“Finally architectural enthusiasts have a guidebook to the past 10 years of NYC’s architectural building boom and bust. Handy and informative.”
“[T]he only guidebook devoted exclusively to recent design in the city…. [F]eels both inclusive and curated, inviting its users to investigate a range of new works making their mark on the cityscape.”
- The Architect's Newspaper
“[A] recommendation for arts and New York City culture collections alike. . . . Any architecture enthusiast, whether native New Yorker or visitor, will find this key to locating and appreciating some of New York City’s finest.”
- Midwest Book Review
About the Author
John Hill, a registered architect, operates a weekly Web page and blog, archidose.org, devoted to contemporary architecture; he also documents his passion for “archi-tourism” at architourist.pbworks.com. The U.S. representative and editor for World-Architects.com, he has published articles in Architect Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, and eVolo, and was a contributing editor to the Chicago-based art/architecture magazine TENbyTEN.
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If you are seeking a book that presents these recent additions to NYC as a photographic display you will be disappointed. The photos are quite small, many containing a small portion of the building.