"A thrilling collection."—The Washingtom Post Book World
"Almost 200 of the 250 well-reproduced photographs in this book are by the author, a widely known architectural photographer. Those drawn from other sources could not be duplicated by a contemporary photographer. They cover both the city and the state of New York, and most are exterior views. Arranged in chronological order, they begin with fabrics of the Colonial period and continue through the present day. . . . Recommended."—Library Journal
"An outstanding study in visual recall. . . . Andrews is a student of the ways of the well-to-do, and his choice of pictures leans to great past mansions of Manhattan and the Hudson valley along with fashionable churches, clubs,
and hotels designed by fashionable architects—though he does include many a courthouse and office structure too."—The New York Times Book Review
In the many photographs magnificently reproduced in this collection, Andrews has captured the incredible range of the architecture of New York State, from Manhattan Island to Chautauqua County. Something of the scope of this work is indicated by the fact that A. J. Davis, Richard Upjohn, James Renwick, Richard M. Hunt, Henry Hardenbergh, Daniel Burnham, Carrere & Hastings, Cass Gilbert, John Russell Pope, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Marcel Breuer, Eliel Saarincn, and Paul Rudolph are among the architects whose works are illustrated.
Wayne Andrews was Curator of Manuscripts at the New York Historical Society and Archives of American Art Professor at Wayne State University. A former President of the New York Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, he was the author of numerous books, including The Vanderbilt Legend, Architecture, Ambition, and Americans, and Architecture in America.
8.5 x 11, 208 pages, 250 black and white illustrations