2010, Hirmer Verlag, Munich
(German and English editions),
Citadelles Mazenod (French Edition)
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Signed copies available through the photographer.
A celebration of New York’s garden tradition through 30 of the City‘s most splendid gardens, both public and private. Many are set against vistas of the quintessential New York—the Empire State Building, other midtown skyscrapers, Central Park, and the Lower Manhattan skyline. New York is shown as a city of splendid botanical gardens, luxurious rooftop gardens, intimate oases, and innovative art gardens. Many were designed by noted landscape architects, including Dan Kiley, Hideo Sasaki, Ken Smith, and Halsted Wells. Others were created over decades by talented homeowners.
The 200-plus photographs by Betsy Pinover Schiff are accompanied by text by Veronika Hofer that includes historical background and insight into practical and imaginative solutions of city designers.
“Readers get rare, lush glimpses… New York City Gardens is an ambrosial paean to public and private spaces.
…...The New York Times
“What a feast for the eyes, and oasis for the mind, is this lush depiction of what gardeners, designers and architects have done to enhance some of the spaces of this formidable city. The most jaded New Yorker, as well as the wide-eyed out-of-towner, could draw sustenance from this splendid effort.”
“The photographs in this handsome publication capture the sophistication and charm created by NYC’s juxtaposition of gardens and concrete. The photographer’s use of light and color bring the viewer into the beauty and tranquilty of these glorious spaces.”…...DAG
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