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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: NYC ABC

Item# 80-010820 

Price: $15.95
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  • Ages: 2 and older
  • Pages: 60
  • Illustrations: Over 75 in full color
  • Dimensions: 7" x 10"
  • ISBN: 9780847837014



From Avenue to Zeppelin, this engaging alphabet book looks at New York City through the eyes of artists. Each letter features a place or experience in the capital of the world illustrated with multiple works, all from the Museum's collection.

The Brooklyn Bridge is seen in a Walker Evans photograph, a nineteenth-century print, and a watercolor by Dong Kingman. Harlem is depicted in a quilt by Faith Ringgold, a collage by Romare Bearden, and a painting by Jacob Lawrence. The Statue of Liberty appears in a vintage postcard, a 1930s photograph, and a Currier and Ives print.

All in all, over seventy-five paintings, prints, textiles, postcards, and photographs show Gotham as never seen before by a range of artists, including Childe Hassam, Georgia O'Keeffe, Rudy Burckhardt, Edward Hopper, and John Sloan.

Ages 2 and up. 60 pages. Over 75 illustrations. 7" x 10". Hardcover with jacket.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Metropolitan Museum of Arts "NYC ABC (Skira Rizzoli) offers a charming introduction not only to letters, but to the museums rich collection of paintings and photographs.
The New York Times

"Kids not only reinforce their language skills and get exposed to an amazing mix of art but they're also likely to gain a sense of pride in their miraculous, often breathtakingly beautiful hometown."
Time Out Kids Blog,

this book is a wonderful learning tool, as well as a visual treat.
this should be on every child's nightstand.

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