9780955294044

New York: The Columbus Edition

Burns, Ric; Wolfe, Tom; Talese, Gay; Updike, John

ISBN 10: 0955294045 / 0-9552940-4-5
ISBN 13: 9780955294044
Publisher: A Gloria / YES Title
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

Capturing the towering emotion and the claustrophobic 24-hour drama of New York City, New York is the ultimate tribute to the world’s ultimate metropolis. This thorough appraisal of the greatest modern city covers every aspect of the New York story from history, architecture, design, art, and fashion to music, film, dance, and sports.

 

Eighteen chapters of new and archival writing from leading New York journalists and writers including Ric Burns, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Pete Hamill, John Updike, E. B. White, Don DeLillo, David Remnick, David Halberstam, and Colson Whitehead are perfectly complemented by striking photography by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Eugene De Salignac, Patrick Demarchelier, Weegee, Jerry Schatzberg, David Bailey, Bruce Davidson, and others. A lovingly crafted tribute, a milestone work about a single city, and the definitive reference on all things Gotham, New York is a must-have for lovers of the Big Apple everywhere.

 

This specially packaged limited edition of NEW YORK, sold as the Columbus Editions, is bound in silk and presented in a Lucite Tower Case.  Limited to 100 copies, it is sold with five 16 x 20" authenticated limited-edition archival prints by:

* Berenice Abbott (1898-1991)

Museum of the City of New York – includes custom archival stamp

Berenice Abbott was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s. Upon seeing the city Abbott immediately saw the photographic potential of the city. Her work has provided a historical chronicle of many now-destroyed buildings and neighborhoods of Manhattan and New York’s landscape. This was all guided by her belief that the camera deserved to document the 20th century.

* Jacob Riis (1849-1914)

Museum of the City of New York – includes custom archival stamp

Jacob Riis is known for his dedication to using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the less fortunate in New York City, which was the subject of most of his prolific writings and photographic essays. His 1890 book  How The Other Half Lives was a catalyst for social reforms at the time and forever changed the way people thought about the city. Riis worked with middle-class and upper-class philanthropists to utilize private wealth to transform the slums into better places to live. As one of the first photographers to use flash, he is considered a pioneer in photography.

* Weegee (1899-1968)

International Center for Photography – includes custom archival stamp

Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, an American photographer and  photojournalist, known for his stark black-and-white street photography. He is best known as a candid news photographer whose shots documented street life in New York City. Weegee worked mostly at night; he listened closely to police radio broadcasts and often beat the authorities to the scene. His photos of crime scenes, car-wreck victims in pools of their own blood, overcrowded urban beaches, and various grotesques are still shocking.

* Jerry Schatzberg (b. 1927)

Direct with the photographer - Hand-signed

Established market value = $4,000

The work of New York-born Schatzberg was been published in Vogue, McCall’s, Esquire, Glamour, and Life in the 1960s and captured intimate portraits of the generation’s most notable artists, celebrities, and thinkers, from Bob Dylan to Robert Rauschenberg. In the 1970s he explored the medium of film and participated in the renaissance of American cinema, directing films such as: Puzzle of a Downfall Child, The Panic in Needle Park, and Scarecrow.

* Evelyn Hofer (b. 1922)

Direct with the photographer – Hand-signed

Established market value = $4,000

Evelyn Hofer was born in Germany during the Nazi regime and was tutored by two Swiss photographers, which occasioned the start of her quietly seminal career. She has photographed for more than forty years. Her long career includes early fashion shoots for Harper's Bazaar, books of photographs taken in Italy and Spain, and portraits and interiors for magazines such as Vogue and House and Garden. A superb portrait photographer and artistic innovator, Hofer prefigured the arrival of color photography to the sanctum of fine art. Her photographs are included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Houston Museum of Fine Art, and David Rockefeller, Jr.


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