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New York Deco Hardcover – October 6, 2009
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"Now available in a compact and indubitably affordable edition, New York Deco is a collection of Richard Berenholtz's full-color photography showcasing some of New York's most outstanding art deco architecture. Brief text captions and the occaisonal quote enhance this stunning collection that is surely the next best thing to touring New York's grandiosity in person. A treat for art deco fans, and the perfect souvenir for an unforgettable New York vacation, New York Deco is highly recommended."
Top Customer Reviews
The book though is very generalised and probably aimed at the tourist market because it has no contents, index or bibliography. What it does have are plenty of close-ups of the detail work that seems to adorn so many Manhattan buildings, frequently way above street level so that these gems are mostly missed. There is a super shot of one of the Chrysler eagles on pages 148-9, or the ornamental metalwork of a lightning bolt and a bird on the General Electric Tower, page fifty-one.
The one hundred and thirty eight photos are all in color and each has an informative caption. Between the photos text pages contain thoughts on Big Apple by a variety of writers and historical personalities, which again suggest the title is really a keepsake aimed at the visitor.
A similar photo book by Carla Breeze New York Deco, though lacking in so many close-ups takes a more guide book approach with copy and photos covering commercial, residential, entertainment, public and religious buildings plus an index and bibliography. If your curiosity goes further David Garrard Lowe's fascinating Art Deco New York, sums it all up within a serious historical perspective.
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Deco period and New Yorks buildings. Especially the Chrysler Building. I have never been to New York, so I just have to have books and read about it and see it on TV shows.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love Art Deco, love NY, love the book and the price. Double the price if you buy in the UK.Published 2 months ago by Ian Hadley
How any competent publisher could produce such a presentational mess is inconcieveable bot this is what has been done because a) there is no table of contents b) no map c)no index... Read morePublished 5 months ago by G.I.Forbes
Beautiful book, this is exactly what I needed to get some inspiration for a future art piece. Great color photos!Published 8 months ago by JayIsOz
Just beautiful. calls attention to the amazing art around the city that one might take for granted. This brings the art to the forefront of one's experience.Published on December 28, 2012 by elizabeth claire
This is a good book for viewing architectural elements and sculptural images. It is mainly a picturial book with few words. Read morePublished on August 24, 2011 by Architectural observer