xx, 999 pp., illus. (some col.), index; 26 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light edgewear to wraps, age toning. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Vast changes in the architectural fabric of Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs during the last ten years have necessitated a thorough reworking of this classic guidebook. The third edition is updated and generously illustrated. 4 3/4" by 10".
From the Inside Flap:
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.
Title: AIA Guide to New York City
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Harcourt, 1988. Book Condition: Poor. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3820674
Book Description Harcourt, 1988. Book Condition: Good. 3rd Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84553803
Book Description Harcourt. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0156036002I4N00
Book Description Harcourt. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Bookseller Inventory # G0156036002I4N00
Book Description Harcourt. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2699327065
Book Description Harcourt. Book Condition: Very Good. . Third edition. Bookseller Inventory # E11B-01958
Book Description Harcourt, 1988. Book Condition: Fair. 3rd Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89897205
Book Description Harcourt, 1988. Book Condition: Good. 3rd Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90517071
Book Description Harcourt, 1988. Book Condition: Good. 3rd Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP12926594
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