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by Norval and Willensky White, Elliot

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Authors:Norval and Willensky White, Elliot
Info:Collier Books (1978), Edition: Revised Ed, Paperback, 653 pages
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AIA Guide to New York City by Norval White



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The 1978 revised edition got too old to be useful. ( )
  aulsmith | Jun 11, 2013 |
The new (2010) edition, and just as useful and entertaining as the prior (2000) volume. A lot of new buildings have gone up in the past decade, many of them far more adventurous than the usual NYC norm, so it is definitely worth getting the new books. Architecture buffs and NYC aficionados will find this very useful on a walk, and great fun to leaf through at home. ( )
  annbury | Sep 22, 2010 |
This is the essential guide for anyone who's interested in NYC architecture. All the famous buildings and monuments are included (as are many you've never heard of). There are also interesting descriptions of hundreds of neighborhoods and what makes them unique. ( )
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1st ed. (1967): AIA guide to New York City / [edited by Norval White and Elliot Willensky];
Revised ed. (1978): AIA guide to New York City / Norval White, Elliot Willensky, [editors] ;
3d ed. (1988): AIA guide to New York City / Elliot Willensky, Norval White [editors];
4th ed. (2000): AIA guide to New York City / Norval White & Elliot Willensky, [editors]; New York Book Award in 2000 was given for the 4th ed.
5th edition, 2010, Norval White and Elliot Wilensky with Fran Leadon.
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Since the AIA Guide to New York City was first published in 1967, it has been recognized as the ultimate guide to the metropolis's buildings, in all five boroughs -- Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island -- from nineteenth-century brownstones and tenements to modern high-rise apartments and museums. The latest edition of this urban classic takes a fresh look at the architectural treasures that define New York -- from its most characteristic landmarks to its less famous local favorites.

To prepare this edition -- the first revision since 1987 -- Norval White has visited and revisited more than 5,000 buildings, making this by far the most complete guide of its kind. This generously illustrated handbook presents the structures of the New York City--from the magnificent to the obscure -- in over 3,000 new photographs, more than 130 new maps, and hundreds of revised and new entries. Beyond the skyscrapers and historical buildings, the guide also leads the way to the city's bridges, parks, and public monuments.

From the tip of the Empire State Building to the brownstones in Brooklyn, the AIA Guide to New York City reveals how the city's spirit, fortitude, and character are captured and expressed in its architecture. Thoughtful and humorous descriptions include fascinating bits of local information that bring the city's history to life, telling the stories behind the bricks and mortar. Together, the maps, photographs, and expert critiques invite you on a special grand tour of the city at your own pace.

This guide is a definitive record of New York's architectural heritage and provides a compact, authoritative directory for lovers of New York City all over the world. Its portability and encyclopedic quality make it an ideal traveling companion for any walker in the city. For the sightseer, the architect, or anyone on a casual stroll, the AIA Guide to New York City is the book to grab on your way out the door.

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"The AIA Guide to New York City has been the ultimate single-volume guide to the City's architectural treasures."-back cover.

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