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NEW YORK: A MOD PORTRAIT OF THE CITY -- VLADIMIR FUKA. Translation of New York (Albatros Media, Prague, 2008). Zdenek Mahler. Universe Publishing, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 2014. Published in association with Albatros Media, Prague. 128 pp. with 108 ills. (94 col.). 24 x 22 cm. LC 2013-948772 ISBN 9780789327277 In English.
Publisher's description: Exactly half a century old, this timeless illustrated classic artfully captures the "Mad Men" era of New York City for readers of all ages. The unique essence of New York City is poetically celebrated in Vladimir Fuka's brilliant, colorful illustrations and collages and Zdenek Mahler's playful accompanying narrative. The book takes readers on a charming journey of discovery through the magnificent metropolis's architectural landmarks, cultural hot spots, and neighborhoods, from uptown to downtown, from Wall Street to Coney Island, and the Guggenheim Museum to Yankee Stadium. Interesting historical fun facts about the city and its inhabitants are combined with descriptions of the reality of everyday New York. New York was created in 1964 and first printed in the former Czechoslovakia in 1968, but the entire print run was pulped by the secret police after Fuka escaped to the United States. The book was finally brought to life when Mahler's grandson discovered a surviving copy in his attic. Fifty years later, it remains as fresh as ever and includes updated facts for today. This beautiful, vintage treasure will delight New Yorkers and tourists of all ages.
Artist(s):Fuka, Vladimir
Indexing: Western, Europe — Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic — Post-1945 — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 157154
Hardcover $24.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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