New York Art Deco

A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture

Author: Anthony W. Robins

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438463987

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 7833

The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures. Of all the world’s great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and ’30s that recast New York as the world’s modern metropolis. Anthony W. Robins, New York’s best-known Art Deco guide, includes an introductory essay describing the Art Deco phenomenon, followed by eleven walking tour itineraries in Manhattan—each accompanied by a map designed by legendary New York cartographer John Tauranac—and a survey of Deco sites across the four other boroughs. Also included is a photo gallery of sixteen color plates by nationally acclaimed Art Deco photographer Randy Juster. In New York Art Deco, Robins has distilled thirty years’ worth of experience into a guidebook for all to enjoy at their own pace. “A wonderful, warmhearted, exceptionally knowledgeable and detailed guidebook that takes you firmly by the hand along fifteen thoughtfully planned itineraries through New York’s most exuberant and optimistic architectural heritage—those much-beloved Art Deco skyscrapers, apartment houses, shops, and theaters that stand out as the showy orchids and magnificent birds-of-paradise of the city’s building stock. Anthony W. Robins’s New York Art Deco is an essential introduction to hundreds of structures that are, as the book says, ‘waiting impatiently for you to visit.’” — Tony Hiss, author of In Motion: The Experience of Travel “Anthony W. Robins has produced what will surely stand as the definitive guide to New York City’s Art Deco architecture. The book is an authoritative as well as entertaining tour de force, drawn from the author’s encyclopedic knowledge of the subject.” — Jules Stewart, author of Gotham Rising: New York in the ’30s “Anthony Robins’s New York Art Deco fills a void in the design library of New York. Well organized by itineraries that begin at the very tip of Manhattan and work their way into the other four boroughs, it is filled with invaluable information on the monuments of Art Deco and French moderne structures whose design perfectly expresses the streamlined era when speed and movement were celebrated. This is a must-have book for every lover of Art Deco, whether you are a New Yorker or a visitor from New Zealand.” — David Garrard Lowe, author of Art Deco New York “The Art Deco style fits New York like a glove, from the skyscraping Chrysler Building to the little, eye-popping Lane Theater on Staten Island, and nobody knows it like Anthony Robins. If you thought you knew Art Deco—as I did, before I read his New York Art Deco—then buy this book and be surprised.” — Christopher Gray, author of the former New York Times Streetscapes column “Buy this book, take a few wonderful walks around the entire city (discovering some fine New York neighborhoods you probably have never been to), from the Grand Concourse and Washington Heights’ treasure trove of Deco to the Chrysler Building to Flatbush in Brooklyn, and ask yourself, do all those new glass towers in Manhattan leave you as delighted as Art Deco’s confections, whether seven stories or seventy? That generation knew how to make buildings that you really want to live in, work in, and walk by. Thank you, Anthony Robins, for giving us the keys to that kingdom.” — Barry Lewis, architectural historian “With the publication of New York Art Deco everyone, from the city explorer to the armchair reader, can now experience Anthony Robins’s dynamic Art Deco walking tours. Robins not only discusses the city’s famed Deco skyscrapers, but also identifies the spectacular but little-known Deco gems spread across the city. This book is a must for those who love New York and thrill to Art Deco architecture.” — Andrew Scott Dolkart, author of The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908–1929

Art Deco New York

Author: David Lowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823002849

Category: Architecture

Page: 214

View: 9794

A study of New York City in the early twentieth century highlights the famously sleek style of design that changed the way people thought of modernity, complete with numerous color and black-and-white photographs that exemplify the beauty and elegance of the Art Deco style.

New York Deco

Author: Richard Berenholtz,Carol Willis

Publisher: Welcome Books

ISBN: 1599620782

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 5321

New York Deco profiles the architecture of the city during its most stylish and dazzling decades: the 1920s and early 1930s. New York City landmarks were born in this age - the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Waldorf-Astoria - as well as dozens of lesser-known office buildings and apartment houses. Together, they make the skyline of New York what it is today. Richard Berenholtz's stunning photographs of the finest examples of New York City's art deco architecture are accompanied by text from writers, artists, and personalities of the era, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ogden Nash, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others.

Guide to New York City Landmarks

Author: Matthew A. Postal,Andrew Dolkart,New York Landmarks Preservation Commission

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470289635

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

View: 9330

The official guide to New York's must-see buildings profiles a host of new landmarks and includes 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs. This new edition will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Art déco

Author: Norbert Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791347639

Category: Art deco

Page: 286

View: 4922

Was haben das Chrysler Building in New York, die sachlichkühlen Porträts von Tamara de Lempicka, die Tiller Girls und eine Tischleuchte von Wilhelm Wagenfeld gemeinsam? Den Stil: in allen Fällen allerschönster Art déco. Kaum eine andere Stilrichtung hat das Bild ihrer Epoche so umfassend geprägt wie der Art déco, dem es gelang, verschiedenste Einflüsse – die kubistischen Stillleben Picassos, die reinen Farben der Fauves, die ornamentalen Verzierungen des Jugendstils – miteinander zu verschmelzen. Ausgehend von Paris setzte sich die Formensprache des Art déco ab Mitte der 1920er Jahre weltweit durch und ergriff alle Bereiche von Kunst und Kultur: von Architektur und Innenraumgestaltung über Skulptur und Mode bis zu Grafik- und Produktdesign. Der vorliegende, ganz im Stil des Art déco gestaltete und hochwertig ausgestattete Band widmet sich der Frage nach dessen kunstgeschichtlichen und kulturpolitischen Voraussetzungen, beleuchtet die sich parallel entwickelnden Stile und Theorien und ordnet sie in den Zusammenhang der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts ein.

Architectural Guidebook to New York City

Author: Francis Morrone

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423611165

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 3857

$21.95 paperback 1-58685-113-6 August6 x 8/ in, 432 pp, Black & White Photographs, Rights: W, ArchitecturevFrancis Morrone has returned to the buildings of his original guidebook once again to detail additions and changes in name and usage, and the book has been modified to reflect post September 11th New York City. With its thoughtful detail and out-of-the-ordinary observations, this guidebook is a must-have for New Yorkers, tourists, and architectural lovers everywhere.Francis Morrone is a lecturer and tour leader for the Municipal Art Society of New York, a nonprofit civic organization founded in 1893. His writings on architecture and New York history appear in The New Criterion, the City Journal, and other publications. His other books include An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn and An Architectural Guidebook to Philadelphia. He lives in Brooklyn.James Iska, whose work has been exhibited all over the world and has appeared in the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune, is currently on the staff of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Washington and Baltimore Art Deco

A Design History of Neighboring Cities

Author: Richard Striner,Melissa Blair

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421411628

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 6895

The bold lines and decorative details of Art Deco have stood the test of time since one of its first appearances in the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris in 1925. Reflecting the confidence of modern mentality—streamlined, chrome, and glossy black—along with simple elegance, sharp lines, and cosmopolitan aspirations, Art Deco carried surprises, juxtaposing designs growing out of speed (racecars and airplanes) with ancient Egyptian and Mexican details, visual references to Russian ballet, and allusions to Asian art. While most often associated with such masterworks as New York’s Chrysler Building, Art Deco is evident in the architecture of many U.S. cities, including Washington and Baltimore. By updating the findings of two regional studies from the 1980s with new research, Richard Striner and Melissa Blair explore the most significant Art Deco buildings still standing and mourn those that have been lost. This comparative study illuminates contrasts between the white-collar New Deal capital and the blue-collar industrial port city, while noting such striking commonalities as the regional patterns of Baltimore’s John Jacob Zinc, who designed Art Deco cinemas in both cities. Uneven preservation efforts have allowed significant losses, but surviving examples of Art Deco architecture include the Bank of America building in Baltimore (now better known as 10 Light Street) and the Uptown Theater on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington. Although possibly less glamorous or flamboyant than exemplars in New York or Miami, the authors find these structures—along with apartment houses and government buildings—typical of the Deco architecture found throughout the United States and well worth preserving. Demonstrating how an international design movement found its way into ordinary places, this study will appeal to architectural historians, as well as regional residents interested in developing a greater appreciation of Art Deco architecture in the mid-Atlantic region.

The Chrysler Building

Creating a New York Icon, Day by Day

Author: David Stravitz

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568983547

Category: Architecture

Page: 163

View: 4864

The Chrysler building is surely the jewel in the crown of New York City's skyline. Completed in 1930, the 77-story Art Deco skyscraper quickly became the symbol of big city glamour. *These never-before-seen photos illustrate the day-by-day construction of this American icon. 170 photos.

Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History

Author: Karen Greene,Lynne Lavelle

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393734099

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 1946

A great gift book for lovers of unsung urban decorative art and unique architectural details. Mailboxes and their chutes were once as essential to the operation of any major hotel, office, civic, or residential building as the front door. In time they developed a decorative role, in a range of styles and materials, and as American art deco architecture flourished in the 1920s and 1930s they became focal points in landmark buildings and public spaces: the GE Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Woolworth Building, 29 Broadway, the St. Regis Hotel, York & Sawyer’s Salmon Tower, the Waldorf Astoria, and many more. While many mailboxes have been removed, forgotten, disused, or painted over (and occasionally repurposed), others are still in use, are polished daily, and hold a place of pride in lobbies throughout the country. A full-color photographic survey of beautiful early mailboxes, highlighting those of the grand art deco period, together with a brief history of the innovative mailbox-and-chute system patented in 1883 by James Cutler of Rochester, New York, Art Deco Mailboxes features dozens of the best examples of this beloved, dynamic design’s realization in the mailboxes of New York City as well as Chicago, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and beyond.

AIA Guide to New York City

Author: Norval White,Elliot Willensky,Fran Leadon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199772919

Category: Architecture

Page: 1088

View: 4833

Hailed as "extraordinarily learned" (New York Times), "blithe in spirit and unerring in vision," (New York Magazine), and the "definitive record of New York's architectural heritage" (Municipal Art Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky's book is an essential reference for everyone with an interest in architecture and those who simply want to know more about New York City. First published in 1968, the AIA Guide to New York City has long been the definitive guide to the city's architecture. Moving through all five boroughs, neighborhood by neighborhood, it offers the most complete overview of New York's significant places, past and present. The Fifth Edition continues to include places of historical importance--including extensive coverage of the World Trade Center site--while also taking full account of the construction boom of the past 10 years, a boom that has given rise to an unprecedented number of new buildings by such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. All of the buildings included in the Fourth Edition have been revisited and re-photographed and much of the commentary has been re-written, and coverage of the outer boroughs--particularly Brooklyn--has been expanded. Famed skyscrapers and historic landmarks are detailed, but so, too, are firehouses, parks, churches, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting more than 3000 new photographs, 100 enhanced maps, and thousands of short and spirited entries, the guide is arranged geographically by borough, with each borough divided into sectors and then into neighborhood. Extensive commentaries describe the character of the divisions. Knowledgeable, playful, and beautifully illustrated, here is the ultimate guided tour of New York's architectural treasures. Acclaim for earlier editions of the AIA Guide to New York City: "An extraordinarily learned, personable exegesis of our metropolis. No other American or, for that matter, world city can boast so definitive a one-volume guide to its built environment." -- Philip Lopate, New York Times "Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision." -- New York Magazine "A definitive record of New York's architectural heritage... witty and helpful pocketful which serves as arbiter of architects, Baedeker for boulevardiers, catalog for the curious, primer for preservationists, and sourcebook to students. For all who seek to know of New York, it is here. No home should be without a copy." -- Municipal Art Society "There are two reasons the guide has entered the pantheon of New York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the other is its inimitable style--'smart, vivid, funny and opinionated' as the architectural historian Christopher Gray once summed it up in pithy W & W fashion." -- Constance Rosenblum, New York Times "A book for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets." -- The Village Voice

Artwalks in New York

Delightful Discoveries of Public Art and Gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island

Author: Marina Harrison,Lucy D. Rosenfeld

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814736610

Category: Art

Page: 263

View: 6476

Thoroughly revised and updated, a new edition of the popular handbook features thirty-three tours of public art, from the Cloisters and Harlem, to Central Park and the midtown museums, to the southern tip at Battery Park City, as well as the outer boroughs, including such sites as Snug Harbor, the Socrates Sculpture Park, Noguchi Museum, Wave Hill, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Simultaneous.

AIA Guide to New York City

Author: N.A

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780812931075

Category: Architecture

Page: 1056

View: 6738

Identifies major architectural sites in the five boroughs of New York City and offers suggestions for walking tours in each neighborhood.

New York

Author: Michael S. Durham

Publisher: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DE

ISBN: 9783934385221

Category:

Page: 271

View: 1804


Art Deco Architecture

Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties

Author: Patricia Bayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500281499

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 8189

This exploration of Art Deco architectural design embraces many different times and places in its visual and verbal account of the movement's origins, development, and influence.