Art Hiding in New York: An Illustrated Guide to the City’s Secret Masterpieces

Author: Lori Zimmer, Maria Krasinski

Language: English

Summary: Uncover the artistic masterworks hidden across New York City in this charmingly illustrated exploration of one of the world’s greatest creative treasure troves.

There’s so much to love about New York, and so much to see. The city is full of art, and architecture, and history — and not just in museums. Hidden in plain sight, in office building lobbies, on street corners, and tucked into Soho lofts, there’s a treasure trove of art waiting to be discovered, and you don’t need an art history degree to fall in love with it.
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Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

Author: Paul Goldberger

Language: English

Summary: From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure. Continue reading “Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry”

The Little(r) Museums of Paris: An Illustrated Guide to the City’s Hidden Gems

Author: Emma Jacobs

Language: English

Summary: Discover a new side of Paris, hidden in plain sight, with this beautifully illustrated guide to the city’s smaller collections and best-kept secrets, from artists’ studios to scientific museums.

A visit to Paris can often seem like a highlight reel — the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower. But Paris isn’t only about the big attractions; in fact, some might say it’s the offbeat destinations that hold the greatest treasures. The Little(r) Museums of Paris takes a whimsical journey through these smaller destinations, from the fantastical to the bizarre, offering both a guide to the city and inspiration for armchair travelers.

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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

Author: Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton, Maciej Potulny

Language: English

Summary: Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Continue reading “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders”

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London

Author: Lauren Elkin Language: English Summary: Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse takes us on a distinctly cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she’s lived. We are shown the paths beaten by such flâneuses as the cross-dressing nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, … Continue reading Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London