Very Good in Very Good jacket. 12.8 x 9 x 1.2 inches. Boards are clean except for stain on back. Corners bumped. Binding is square and tight. Textblock is lightly soiled. Pages are clean, bright, and unmarked. Dust jack is bright with some light edgewear and rubbing.
Fine in Fine jacket. Shelf 530 Clean and tight; like new; over-sized; international shopping will require significantly additional postage; many photos; 335pp; Not a book club (BC)copy. No previous owner name, not ex library, not a remainder.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket in Very Good jacket. 12 3/4" x 8 3/4", 335 pp, copy is in near-MINT condition, includes 708 illustrations with 271 in full color. This is an extensive survey of New York City's architecture during the past two decades.
Publishers Weekly, 1989-11-03 Over the past two decades, New York City has undergone a building frenzy, leading to Gotham's reputation as ``the eclectic city par excellence,'' according to theoretician Christian Norberg-Schultz, quoted here. Focusing on 130 projects by 50 architects and firms, from I. M. Pei, Edward Larrabee Barnes and Helmut Jahn to many lesser-knowns, the authors consider examples from competitions and unbuilt proposals, notably those of Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi. Despite the visual wealth packed into its 340 pages, the book's handsome layout, excellent color reproduction and lucid text make this architectural tour unhurried and rewarding for professionals and amateurs. Included are seven perspective-giving essays, a hefty closing section on work done outside of New York by featured architects and a pull-out map of Manhattan with building sites marked. Klotz is former director of the German Architectural Museum in Frankfurt, where Saban is an art historian. (Dec.)
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