SEEKING NEW YORK: THE STORIES BEHIND THE HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF MANHATTAN -- ONE BUILDING AT A TIME. Tom Miller. Universe Publishing, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 2015. First published in the U.K. as Seeking New York (Pimpernel Press, London, 2015). 256 pp. with 198 ills. (92 col.). 20 x 14 cm. LC 2014-950928 ISBN 9780789329172 In English.
Publisher's description: Beautifully illustrated with line drawings and photographs, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, this charming guide traces the architectural and social history of Manhattan one building at a time. The island of Manhattan has been through remarkable architectural and social change throughout its history. Organized roughly by neighborhoods, this book explores the seemingly never-ending depths of architectural, personal, and social history of Manhattan, building by building. Follow the family feud that led to the construction of the luxurious Waldorf Astoria, or trace the decay of a once proud home to an increasingly humble storefront, delving into the surprising, sometimes scandalous, often touching stories of the people who lived there along the way. Alongside the details about each architect, dates, and styles, author Tom Miller reveals the joys, tragedies, and scandals of those who lived within. In addition to iconic structures, the book includes many off-the-beaten-path buildings that most guidebooks overlook, as well as notable buildings that no longer stand but remain key to Manhattan's architectural history. Beautifully researched, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, Seeking New York is truly a must-read for anyone interested in the story of New York and how it got that way.
Indexing: Western — United States, Northeast — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Architecture
Worldwide Number: 164116
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