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New York from the Air: A Story of Architecture

Inside the book

Manhattan and Central Park as seen from Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, United States...© All rights reserved

Queen Mary 2 and Manhattan, New York, United States.© All rights reserved

Sheep Meadow in Central Park, Manhattan, New York, United States.© All rights reserved

Chrysler Building, Midtown, Manhattan, New York, United States.© All rights reserved

Manhattan and the Financial District, New York, United States.© All rights reserved

Federal Plaza in front of the Jacob K. Javits office Building, Tribeca, Manhattan, New York,...© All rights reserved

Civic Fame Statue, on the top of the Municipal Bulding, Tribeca, Manhattan, New York, United States.© All rights reserved

Quotes

  • “Above IT ALL. New York from the Air hits new heights with fresh photos of an ever-evolving city.”

    — New York Daily News

  • No one, though, has revealed New York from above as vividly as Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the Paris-based photographer who has made a career of providing a heavenly perspective on the planet Earth. In his book, New York from the Air: A Story of Architecture (Abrams), he invokes Sartre in the preface, and transforms even the most ordinary street-level scenes into majestic, abstract cityscapes.

    — New York Times

The book

Completely updated with new photographs and text, New York from the Air is a lush, romantic, and ultimately hopeful tribute to one of the most thrilling cities in history. World-renowned bestselling photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand—shooting from vantage points few people ever attain—presents the power and beauty of Manhattan’s amazing skyscrapers, the bucolic joys of Central Park, the majesty of the Upper West Side’s castle­like apartment buildings, and much, much more. This new edition includes unpublished photographs of landmarks built since the 2003 edition. New York historian and cartographer John Tauranac’s lively commentaries lead readers on a truly spectacular tour from above the city that never sleeps.

Dates

  • Authors: John Tauranac
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 0810993848
  • EAN: 9780810993846
  • Publishing date:
  • Year: 2012
  • Language: french