New York is a city of buildings, and this colorful collection of than 400 antique hand painted postcards offers nostalgic panoramic views of some of the city s best loved vertical structures Arranged in chronological sequence, these elegant reproductions dating from the end of the nineteenth century through the Second World War illustrate the stylistic and conceptual evolution of the skyscraper Images of well known buildings such as the Flatiron Building Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center are interspersed with lesser known but equally impressive illustrations of hotels, public houses, churches, academic institutions, bridges and statues as well as some of the city s most bustling intersections including Times Square, Coney Island, and Greeley Square.Carefully researched, and featuring detailed information about each structure and its architect Not Only Buildings is as informative as it is fascinating, presenting a unique architectural vision of a city that will always be than the sum of its cement, glass, and steel....
|Title||:||NEW YORK: Not Only Buildings (Architecture Tools)|
|Publisher||:||teNeues Calendars Stationery Oktober 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||480 Seiten|
|File Size||:||595 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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NEW YORK: Not Only Buildings (Architecture Tools) Reviews
Ich wollte einen jungen Mann beschenken, der leider wegen einer schlimmen Krankheit, nicht nach New York fliegen konnte. Eine schöne Ansammlung von Fotos, die man auch als Postkarten verschicken kann.
Ein ausgezeichnetes Buch über die Architektur New Yorks insbesondere der ersten 3 Jahrzehnte des 20. Jahrhunderts, dargestellt anhand von 300 Ansichtskarten aus der damaligen Zeit. Für jeden an den Anfängen der Hochhäuser interessierten New York - Reisenden ein unbedingtes Muß, vor allem, da man viele der Ansichten noch wiederfinden kann.
I was disappointed by this book. The three hundred pre-1940 postcards should have made the buildings of Big Apple come alive, instead so many of the cards are shown too large and this emphasizes the flaws in the original printing of these mass produced postcards. However you could use this book as a taster for the much more interesting 'American Architecture: a vintage postcard collection' by Luc Van Malderen. This has over six hundred postcards with 188 devoted to New York city, all beautifully printed with detailed captions about each building.Both books show images of a city that must have been awe-inspiring to the people who bought these postcards and mailed them to the folks back home.