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AIA Guide to New York City: The Classic Guide to New York's Architecture

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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 ...more
Paperback, 1088 pages
Published June 27th 2000 by Three Rivers Press (first published 1978)
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This covers the whole city; go right for the parts you're interested in.
Soon you'll be saying, "Actually, Zed, Heather makes a good case for this building being Romanesque Revival. Now kiss and make up!"
Is the greatest thing. Seriously the book is life-affirming. I need to get their Chicago guide. I mean, i know, architecture, whatever, hitler's hobby was architecture, but this shit is ENTERTAINING. and there are some BUILDINGS in NYC that i needed to know about.
Apr 10, 2012 Alyssa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: architects, designers
If you've got the time- then this is a great book to read through and learn about all the different architectural buildings in the city.

Daniel E Leinker
This book is good if you like new york city or architecture or beautiful data artfully presented.
Jan 05, 2011 Matthew is currently reading it
1988 Edition. Not so much as currently-reading as currently taking out for walks.
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Norval Crawford White was an American architect, architectural historian and professor. He designed buildings throughout the U.S., but he is best known for his writing, particularly the AIA Guide to New York City (with Elliot Willensky). White was widely considered to be one of the great figures of New York architecture.
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