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Manhattan Lightscape - HELPRIN M

Manhattan Lightscape


Hardcover Published: 25th October 1990
ISBN: 9781558591219
Number Of Pages: 124

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This luminous photographic collection highlights New York City's most breathtaking views and grandest buildings.

Master architectural photographer Nathaniel Lieberman sees New York City in terms of light: the light of dawn casting a honey–colored glow over the East River; the light of dusk soothing the stately structures on Central Park West; artificial light setting midtown Manhattan ablaze at night; the sharp light of day delineating the incomparable Manhattan skyline. His vistas, taken from high atop New York's skyscrapers and from its bridges and boroughs, portray the worlds most powerful city as we have only imagined it in our dreams.

For the first time, fifty–seven of these photographs, representing a decade of Lieberman's work, have been collected in this sumptuously produced volume. They feature the city's most breathtaking views and grandest buildings. The entire length of Central Park is captured in each of the seasons; the Brooklyn Bridge is illuminated by a burst of fireworks during the celebration of its centenary; the twin towers of the World Trade Center soar majestically above the deserted lanes of the old West Side Highway; the glass–and–steel grid of the Jacob Javits Convention Center twinkles futuristically; the dramatic Citicorp Building forms part of a strikingly geometric composition.

With an introduction by Mark Helprin, author of Winters Tale—a novel acclaimed for its magical evocation of New York City—and quotes about New York by a host of residents and visitors past and present, Manhattan Lightscape is certain to be irresistible to anyone who has ever romanced the stones of this remarkable city.

Introduction: City of Sunlight and Shadowp. 7
The Photographs
New York Harbor from Bayonne, New Jerseyp. 13
Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Manhattanp. 14
Downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan from the Williamsburg Bankp. 17
Lower Manhattan from Citicorp at Court Square, Long Island Cityp. 20
Lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Heights Promenadep. 23
Moonset over lower Manhattanp. 24
View north across Bowling Green from 24 State Streetp. 27
New York Harbor and Governors Island from 17 Battery Placep. 29
East pier of the Brooklyn Bridgep. 31
East River bridges from One Chase Manhattan Plazap. 32
The Brooklyn Bridge Centennial, May 24, 1983p. 35
East pier of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn Heights Promenadep. 36
The Manhattan Bridge through the Brooklyn Bridge cablesp. 38
Up the East River from Waterside Apartmentsp. 41
Midtown Manhattan from Citicorp at Court Square, Long Island Cityp. 43
The 59th Street Bridge from Roosevelt Islandp. 45
The 59th Street Bridge, "Big Allis," and the George Washington Bridge from Citicorp at Court Square, Long Island Cityp. 46
The East River at dawn from the Williamsburg Bridgep. 49
The United Nations and Midtown southp. 51
Madison Square Park and the Metropolitan Life Buildingp. 53
View north from the Lower East Sidep. 54
View north from Foley Squarep. 57
The American Standard Building and the Empire State Building across Bryant Parkp. 58
The Chrysler Building from the Channin Buildingp. 60
The Chrysler Building and East 42nd Streetp. 61
57th Street, looking eastp. 63
Park Avenue from Lever Housep. 65
Midtown with 57th Street in the foregroundp. 66
The Eldorado across Central Parkp. 69
Central Park, looking north from 57th Streetp. 71
Central Park, springp. 73
Central Park, winter nightp. 74
Central Park, winterp. 75
Central Park, autumnp. 76
The Central Park Reservoirp. 79
Southeast corner of Central Park and upper Fifth Avenue across Central Park Southp. 80
St. Patrick's Cathedralp. 83
Citicorp Center across Roosevelt Island from Queensp. 85
The 59th Street Bridge, "Big Allis," and the Upper East Side from Citicorp at Court Square, Long Island Cityp. 87
View south from the old elevated West Side Highway at Chambers Streetp. 89
The Jacob Javits Convention Centerp. 91
The QE 2 and the West Fiftiesp. 93
The Hudson River, from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Riverside Drive to the George Washington Bridgep. 95
The Civic Center with Midtown in the background from 127 John Streetp. 98
Looking north up Broadway at the Woolworth Building and City Hallp. 101
The Williamsburg Bridge, looking toward Manhattan at dawnp. 103
The Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridgep. 104
The Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan from One Main Street, Brooklynp. 109
The Brooklyn Bridge Centennial, May 24, 1983p. 111
The Battery, New York Harbor, and the QE 2 from 70 Pine Streetp. 113
Newtown Creek at dawn from the Brooklyn-Queens Expresswayp. 115
The Midtown skyline and the Long Island Expressway from the Brooklyn-Queens Expresswayp. 117
The Manhattan skyline from the East 180th Street subway station, the Bronxp. 118
Grand Central Stationp. 121
The lower Manhattan skyline and the Williamsburg Bridgep. 123
Acknowledgmentsp. 124
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ISBN: 9781558591219
ISBN-10: 1558591214
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 25th October 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.78 x 33.76  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 1.34