Norval White
Elliot Willensky
Fran Leadon
Oxford University Press, New York, 2010, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
9.9 x 4.8 x 1.6 inches, 1,088 pages, heavily illustrated throughout
ISBN: 9780195383867
Suggested Retail Price: $39.95

From the Publisher. 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 first decade of the 2000s, a boom that gave 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 rewritten, and coverage of the outer boroughs—particularly Brooklyn—has been expanded.

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Deborah Berke

The original version of this indispensable guidebook, by Norval White and Elliot Willensky, was the first architecture-related book I received as a gift. That copy was much used and is now really beat-up. Fran Leadon did a great job with Norval White in creating this carefully updated version, still full of opinions as well as useful information. A must-own book for all New Yorkers.

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