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Artwalks in New York : Delightful Discoveries of Public Art and Gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island - Marina Harrison

Artwalks in New York

Delightful Discoveries of Public Art and Gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780814736609
Number Of Pages: 263

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Completely updated, the new edition of this acclaimed guide brings us 33 tours of public art, covering the length of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern Manhattan, to Central Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller Center and Chelsea, and all the way down to the southern tip at Battery Park City. This indispensable guide also covers the outer boroughs, from Snug Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill in the Bronx all the way to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn.

The perfect guidebook for residents and tourists alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld uncover nooks and crannies off the beaten track alongside favored treasures, reminding us all why New York City is the art capital of the world.

Artwalks in New York contains: Completely revised and updated entries, including seven new walks, reflecting the ever-changing city Includes over 25 walking tour maps, directions, and suggested visitation hours Listings of museums, art and auction galleries, art-filled public spaces, hotel lobbies, gardens, restaurants, subway stations, public sculpture and murals, and more Hundreds of interesting facts, anecdotes, and tidbits about New York City art from two expert guides

"The third edition of Artwalks, substantially revised and updated with seven new walks, leads readers through various sections of the city, highlighting what the authors consider to be public art, whether seen outdoors or within the confines of museums and other buildings. With directions on how to get there by subway and car, plus excellent and easy-to-read maps, Artwalks has much to offer the art lover, including off-the-beaten-path suggestions like the Chinese Scholar's Garden at Snug Harbor on Staten Island ('not to be missed') and the Ukrainian Institute of America on East 79th Street. A helpful section, 'Choosing an Outing,' lists walks by subject, such as parks or flower gardens... [R]ecommended." --Library Journal "East side, west side, all around the town--this handy, pocket-sized guide is a great tool for the wanderer in search of those out-of-the-way treasures that New York is abundantly full of. Revised and updated, Artwalks is a must for the discerning curious." --Art Times "Art enthusiasts who also love the big city will relish this third revised, updated edition."--The Bookwatch "Opinions are freely given about the quality of work one will see, and there is real concern shown for such creature comforts as finding relief for sore feet after a visit to the Met. Historical and other background details are provided throughout each walk, which even the most inveterate New Yorker will find compelling." --American Reference Books Annual Praise for previous editions "A sharp eye for art in unexpected corners. Artwalks in New York is bouncy, well written, and filled with good tips." --The New York Times "Like two good cooks, the writers have mixed enough tasty nuggets to make this one scrumptious cookie of a read. It is an insider's guide ot the Apple for the visitor, and an eye opener for even the most jaded native New Yorker." --Adrian Benepe, Commissioner, City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation

The tip of Manhattan : the financial district to the South Street seaportp. 3
The tip of Manhattan : a waterside artwalk from Battery Park City to Battery Parkp. 12
The City Hall area : the heart of downtownp. 18
Exploring Soho and Tribeca : bustling streets and art installationsp. 26
From Cooper Square to Washington Square to lower Fifth Avenuep. 30
Vibrant Chelsea : the new art scenep. 41
An Asian odyssey : Himalayan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean delightsp. 45
An art deco walk : New York's 1930s heritagep. 48
Crisscrossing 42nd street : gardens, architecture, art deco, and modern artp. 55
Midtown oases : atria and outdoor art : east sidep. 64
Midtown oases : atria and outdoor art : west sidep. 72
Art in the Lincoln center area : music for the eyesp. 81
Americana : historic houses, gardens, and collections around the cityp. 88
New York's magnificent museum mile and museums just beyondp. 94
An auction outing : previewing art for salep. 102
Around the world in thirty blocks (and further afield) : international art centersp. 107
Exploring Central Park and its surroundings : a treasure hunt for children and other art sites for kidsp. 113
University and cathedral walk : art on the Columbia campus and nearby St. John the Divinep. 126
Exploring Harlem's artistic heritagep. 136
The unexpected art treasures of Audubon Terrace : Hispanic Society of America, the Numismatic Society, and morep. 139
Walking down medieval garden paths : the cloistersp. 144
Botanical delights, indoors and out : New York (Bronx) botanical garden walkp. 151
Woodlawn Cemetery : artists' graves and artistic monumentsp. 156
An art/nature walk through an elegant river estate : Wave Hillp. 165
Flushing meadows : an outdoor gallery of sculpturep. 173
Discover Long Island City, Queens' "left bank" : the Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and much morep. 180
Stained glass in the churches of Brooklyn Heightsp. 191
Two Brooklyn delights : a botanical garden walk and a world-class museump. 202
Green-wood cemetery : obelisks, temples, and artistic gravestonesp. 211
Snug harbor : gardens and contemporary art on Staten Islandp. 219
Art neighborhoods around the city : 57th Street and the Upper East Side, the Lower East Side, and Williamsburgp. 229
Restaurant and hotel lobby artp. 234
Underground art : surprising subway stations around the cityp. 243
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ISBN: 9780814736609
ISBN-10: 0814736602
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 3