James Gulliver Hancock
Universe (Rizzoli), New York, 2013, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
8.5 x 11 inches, hardcover, 64 pages, 60 color illustrations
ISBN: 9780789324672
Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

From the Publisher. All the Buildings in New York is a love letter to New York City, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and cityscape. His buildings are colorful and chock full of fun and offbeat details, and this book is full of new discoveries as well as old chestnuts for anyone who loves the Big Apple. Organized by neighborhoods, the book features iconic New York buildings, such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Flatiron Building, as well as the everyday buildings that make up New York City—the boutique shops in SoHo, timeless brownstones in Brooklyn, and rows of busy markets in Chinatown. New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor this one-of-a-kind volume that uniquely celebrates the energy and spirit of the city that never sleeps.

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John Hill

If people picking up this 64-page collection of sketches are disappointed that Australian illustrator James Gulliver Hancock has only drawn one half of one percent of New York City’s buildings, his loose and playful depictions of iconic and lesser-known buildings will change their emotions to delight pretty quickly. Unlike guides that give insight into a city, this one lets us see inside Hancock’s mind; we see how he sees. Perspective, proportion, and color may be divorced from reality, but his artistic takes capture the details and essences of important and otherwise overlooked buildings. His sketches also bridge the childlike and the architectural, making the book appealing for any age.

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