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The New York Pop-Up Book

Salerno, Marie; Arthur Gelb, consulting editor

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ISBN 10: 0789303744 / ISBN 13: 9780789303745
Published by Universe/Rizzoli, New York, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in glossy pictorial boards. No dust jacket, as issued. Second printing of first edition. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. The pop-ups, inserts, flaps, etc. are all present and in fine working order. Inserts at rear include a miniature postcard collection and miniature front pages from the New York Times and Daily News, Paper engineering by David Hawcock. With Large square 4to. Unpaginated. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 84473

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Title: The New York Pop-Up Book

Publisher: Universe/Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This extraordinary book offers a complete New York experience, from Broadway to Central Park, from skyscrapers to below the streets. Created by New York City 100, the nonprofit group founded during New York City's centennial year to celebrate the city's rich heritage, this commemorative book brings together miniature facsimiles, historic resources, artistic inspiration, and literary insight to depict the world's greatest metropolis.

The book bursts with an array of surprises. Paper engineers have fashioned the city's great monuments into 19 pop-up masterpieces, including:
* the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur
* Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum
* a removable Statue of Liberty
* the Brooklyn Bridge-- cables and all
* the newly restored Grand Central Terminal and the subways and underground world beneath it
* Christmas at Rockefeller Center
* New Year's eve in Times Square
* the world's tallest pop-up of the world's most famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building.

Renowned New York artists have worked with the paper engineers to create unique pop-ups of their original artwork:
* Al Hirschfeld offers his rendition of Guys & Dolls
* Red Grooms presents a spontaneous encounter on a park bench in Greenwich Village
* Alex Katz lets us into his SoHo loft
* Jules Feiffer presents us an inimitable view of Central Park.

The New York Pop-Up Book also includes a postcard collection of curators' choices from their own museums and miniature front pages of The New York Times and the Daily News drawn from the city's top news stories through the century.

This book is a tribute to New York City, with contributions by some of its most illustrious citizens, in order of appearance: E. L. Doctorow, Tom Wolfe, Wendy Wasserstein, Ric Burns, Herbert Muschamp, Nora Ephron, Carol Willis, David Levering Lewis, Red Grooms, Calvin Trillin, Alex Katz, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Sam Roberts, Vartan Gregorian, Frank Rich, Al Hirschfeld, Alan Alda, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Rob Gibson, Wynton Marsalis, Peter Martins, Grace Glueck, Ken Burns, Philippe de Montebello, Bill Cunningham, Jules Feiffer, Oscar Hijuelos, Edward Sorel

About the Author:

Marie Salerno began her career at New York magazine shortly after it was founded and for 30 years has produced events for New York's cultural, literary, and educational institutions, including The New York Public Library where she was Vice President of Public Affairs. She is president of New York City 100, founded to celebrate the city's centennial.

Arthur Gelb served as a Drama Critic, Chief Cultural Correspondent, Cultural Editor, Metropolitan Editor, and Managing Editor during a 45-year career in The New York Times newsroom. He last served as the President of The New York Times Company Foundation. He and his wife, Barbara, are the authors of O'Neill, the biography of the playwright. The first book of their new 3-volume biography on O'Neill will be published in April. They are also working on a documentary on O'Neill for public television. In addition, Mr. Gelb is at work for Penguin Putnam on his memoir about The Times.

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