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The Mythic City By Donald Albrecht

The Mythic City by Donald Albrecht

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Presenting over 170 images of New York, this book provides a window to the New York City architecture and design of the 1930s. The author embraces the tenuous line between the documentary and the artistic in photography and shaped a New York through his lens that was distinctly Gottscho, yet unquestionably New York.

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The Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho by Donald Albrecht

During the late 1920s and '30s, as photography was establishing a firmer monopoly on the visual documentation of the built landscape, architectural photographer Samuel H. Gottscho created a now-classic portrait of New York as the quintessential modern metropolis. Silhouetting Manhattan's new skyscrapers, celebrated buildings - such as the American Radiator Building and Rockefeller Center - and signature skyline with a vision uniquely his own, Gottscho's carefully embraced the tenuous line between the documentary and the artistic in photography and shaped a New York through his lens that was distinctly Gottscho, yet unquestionably New York. "The Mythic City: Photographs of New York" by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925 - 40, the first book on Gottscho, presents over 170 images of this great city and provides an impressive window to the New York City architecture and design of the 1930s - of individual buildings, aerial views of Manhattan at midday, or dramatic night shots.

About Donald Albrecht

Donald Albrecht is an adjunct curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York. He also serves as adjunct professor for the Masters Program in the Decorative Arts at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York

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GOR007558797
9781568985626
1568985622
The Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho by Donald Albrecht
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Princeton Architectural Press
2005-10-31
224
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