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Look Up!: New York City

  • $ 24.95


LOOK UP! New York is the first volume of an exciting new series of architecture and design books inspiring architects of all ages. This book is an architecture book, an activity book, a history book and an art book all rolled into one―it explores the rich and fascinating world of building in New York City. It is designed to be an on-the-go, fun and informative architecture book. Use it to learn, explore, create and color. It is filled with great drawing and doodling activities for kids and teens as well as beautiful images, architecture detailing and fun historical facts that will inspire everyone. 

LOOK UP! New York provides a guide for exciting neighborhood walking tours; fun maps are included to enhance observation and learning. The carefully chosen neighborhoods and buildings identify the different types of architecture that evidence culture, life and character for that area of the city. This book will help kids identify architectural drawings, understand building design, develop drawing skills, and recognize architectural details. It will help readers consider architecture in its environment, its impact on our world and its place in history, and will also inspire all readers to sketch building ideas and details in a fun and creative process. 

New York City is home to some of the most beautiful and recognizable buildings in the world. LOOK UP! New York includes specialized tours of each neighborhood with 6-8 buildings encompassing a perfect walking tour. The neighborhoods include the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Bryant Park, and Madison Square Park/Flatiron.

Featured buildings include:
UPPER WEST SIDE
The Dakota Building
San Remo Building
Kenilworth Building
Universalist Church
New York Historical Society
American Museum of Natural History
Rose Center for Earth & Space

UPPER EAST SIDE
Arsenal Building
820 Fifth Avenue
The Knickerbocker Club
The Metropolitan Club
The Sherry Netherland Hotel
The Plaza Hotel
The Apple Store

BRYANT PARK
The New York Public Library Building
HSBC Bank Building/Knox Hat Building
Bryant Park Hotel
Bank of America
The W. R. Grace Building

FLATIRON WALK
New York Life Insurance Building
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the 54 40 State of New York
Metropolitan Life North Building
Met Life Tower
One Madison Park
The Flatiron Building

DETAILS
By Lauren Rubin
ORO Editions, 2019
Paperback, 76 pages
12 x 0.4 x 9 inches


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