How to Read New York: A Crash Course in Big Apple Architecture

How to Read New York A Crash Course in Big Apple Architecture Essential reading for both native New Yorkers and tourists alike How to Read New York unveils the boundless diversity of Gotham s architectural wonders Covering every era of New York architecture fro

  • Title: How to Read New York: A Crash Course in Big Apple Architecture
  • Author: Will Jones
  • ISBN: 9780789324900
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Essential reading for both native New Yorkers and tourists alike, How to Read New York unveils the boundless diversity of Gotham s architectural wonders Covering every era of New York architecture from what remains of the colonial days to the latest postmodern skyscraper this unique guidebook illuminates the fascinating architectural and urban history of New York OrganiEssential reading for both native New Yorkers and tourists alike, How to Read New York unveils the boundless diversity of Gotham s architectural wonders Covering every era of New York architecture from what remains of the colonial days to the latest postmodern skyscraper this unique guidebook illuminates the fascinating architectural and urban history of New York Organized chronologically and by architectural style, the book covers key highlights of the built environment from the Battery to Inwood Many of the skyline s most iconic buildings are included, along with many lesser known buildings that are architecturally interesting Charmingly illustrated with 430 line drawings and vintage engravings that bring old New York to life, the book concludes with a map section that suggests themed walking tours.

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    1. This is a beautifully laid out catalog of New York City's architecture.Arranged by style it has a photo (most of the main façade, some are aerials), location, date of construction and architect for each structure profiled. Most structures are buildings, but there are bridges, "The" statue, a parachute jump, a park, a monument, an 8 lane thoroughfare, an elevated railroad and a zoo. There is a paragraph about the structure describing function, significance, or place and line drawings of signific [...]

    2. Really love the illustration style of the architectural elements. Made me smart on the defining characteristics and design principles of NYC's defining periods of Architecture.

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