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Photographs by Richard Berenholtz

New York Deco profiles the architecture of the city during its most stylish and dazzling decades: the 1920s and 30s. During this period, art deco, with its emphasis on machine-tooled elegance and sleek lines, replaced the beaux arts style that preceded it. New York City landmarks were born of this agethe Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Waldorf Astoriaas well as dozens of lesser known office buildings and apartment houses. Together, they make the skyline of the Big Apple what it is today. Richard Berenholtzs stunning photographs of the finest examples of NYCs art deco architecture are accompanied by text from writers, artists, and personalities of the era, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ogden Nash, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. A perfect gift for the New Yorker and tourist alike, this gem of a book is a window into one of the citys most divine periods.

160 pages. 7 9/16" x 7 9/16". Hardcover.

  • 160 pages
  • 7 9/16" x 7 9/16"
  • Hardcover

Art History

In architecture, the deco style gained wide-scale popularity around 1925, when an expanding economy and a surging stock market stimulated an unprecedented enthusiasm on every level, cultural and commercial. Immigration fueled New York. Artists, musicians, writers, builders, and architects found a home in the citys incredibly diverse population. Everything was possible in New York. No more Gothic Cathedrals of Commerce or layer cakes of classicism: architects and titans of industry embraced modernity. The worlds most modern metropolis started to look the part.

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Description

Photographs by Richard Berenholtz

New York Deco profiles the architecture of the city during its most stylish and dazzling decades: the 1920s and 30s. During this period, art deco, with its emphasis on machine-tooled elegance and sleek lines, replaced the beaux arts style that preceded it. New York City landmarks were born of this agethe Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Waldorf Astoriaas well as dozens of lesser known office buildings and apartment houses. Together, they make the skyline of the Big Apple what it is today. Richard Berenholtzs stunning photographs of the finest examples of NYCs art deco architecture are accompanied by text from writers, artists, and personalities of the era, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ogden Nash, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. A perfect gift for the New Yorker and tourist alike, this gem of a book is a window into one of the citys most divine periods.

160 pages. 7 9/16" x 7 9/16". Hardcover.





  • 160 pages
  • 7 9/16" x 7 9/16"
  • Hardcover




Art History

In architecture, the deco style gained wide-scale popularity around 1925, when an expanding economy and a surging stock market stimulated an unprecedented enthusiasm on every level, cultural and commercial. Immigration fueled New York. Artists, musicians, writers, builders, and architects found a home in the citys incredibly diverse population. Everything was possible in New York. No more Gothic Cathedrals of Commerce or layer cakes of classicism: architects and titans of industry embraced modernity. The worlds most modern metropolis started to look the part.


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