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By Marina Harrison

Completely up to date, the hot version of this acclaimed advisor brings us 33 excursions of public artwork, masking the size of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern new york, to important Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller heart and Chelsea, and right down to the southern tip at Battery Park urban. This essential advisor additionally covers the outer boroughs, from comfortable Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill within the Bronx all of the method to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn.

The ideal guidebook for citizens and travelers alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld discover nooks and crannies off the overwhelmed song along preferred treasures, reminding us all why manhattan urban is the paintings capital of the world.

Artwalks in New York contains:

  • Completely revised and up-to-date entries, together with seven new walks, reflecting the ever-changing city
  • Includes over 25 strolling travel maps, instructions, and instructed visitation hours
  • Listings of museums, paintings and public sale galleries, art-filled public areas, resort lobbies, gardens, eating places, subway stations, public sculpture and work of art, and more
  • Hundreds of fascinating evidence, anecdotes, and tidbits approximately ny urban paintings from professional guides

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From Art Nouveau come the graceful swirls and symmetry. By the early decades of the twen48 manhattan � 4 9 tieth century, Cubism (and related abstract-art movements) had swept the European art world. From modern art’s stylistic, hardedged geometric shapes came Art Deco’s emphasis on angles and straight lines. In combining these two very disparate infl­ uences, Art Deco became a design of contrasts: on the one hand, lissome and graceful in its curves and, on the other, geometric and rigid. Added to these elements was the influence of a new industrialage excitement, evidenced by symbols representing speed and ma­ chinery itself.

A George Segal sculpture has been placed in Christopher Park at Seventh Avenue South and Christopher Street. It de­ picts, in Segal’s ultrarealistic style, two couples—one male, one female. 4 0 � manhattan ☞ / Madison Square Park, Fifth Avenue and rd Street: In this ur­ ban space are nineteenth-century statues by Augustus SaintGaudens (Admiral Farragut), John Quincy Adams Ward (Roscoe Conkling), Randolph Rogers (William H. Seward of “folly” fame), and George Edwin Bissell (President Chester A.

For those of you unaccustomed to gallery etiquette, it is acceptable to walk in and out at random, eat hors d’oeuvres at openings, and ask for prices at the desk if you wish. Our suggested tour (which takes in all kinds of art, but all of it comparatively recent—no old masters in sight) begins at Tenth Av­ enue and th Street. Walk west toward Eleventh Avenue. In that one block alone you’ll find a terrific mix of styles and media. A major building of galleries is at  West th Street; among them are galleries showing contemporary art (Greene-Naftali), archi­ tectural works (Henry Urbach), and prints (International Print Center).

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