Artwalks in New York: Delightful Discoveries of Public Art by Marina Harrison

By Marina Harrison

Completely up-to-date, the recent variation of this acclaimed consultant brings us 33 excursions of public artwork, overlaying the size of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern long island, to primary Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller heart and Chelsea, and right down to the southern tip at Battery Park urban. This vital consultant additionally covers the outer boroughs, from comfy Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill within the Bronx the entire solution to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn.

The excellent guidebook for citizens and travelers alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld discover nooks and crannies off the overwhelmed music along favourite treasures, reminding us all why ny urban is the artwork 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 journey maps, instructions, and urged visitation hours
  • Listings of museums, artwork and public sale galleries, art-filled public areas, inn lobbies, gardens, eating places, subway stations, public sculpture and work of art, and more
  • Hundreds of fascinating proof, anecdotes, and tidbits approximately manhattan urban paintings from professional guides

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On the exterior, there is glazed terra-cotta cladding in primary colors (colors specially cho­ sen to be seen at a distance). Of particular interest to us are the mosaics in the lobby. Mosaics were a newly discovered medium for Deco designers; mosaics had long ago been relegated to the ec­ clesiastical realm, but the Deco style made great use of their bright patterns. The design of these mosaics combines repetitive patterning with a faintly exotic design of zigzags, frequently seen in the Deco era.

Our second stop is two blocks north to th Street and one block west to Madison Avenue. Here at the southeast corner is the  Cheney Building 2, once the Cheney Brothers Store. The high points of this lobby are the original iron-work grilles and gates, particularly lovely examples of Deco imagery and craftsmanship. Edgar Brandt, the French ironworker whose Deco designs came to characterize the entire movement, designed these decorative el­ ements. Note in particular the emphasis on growing flowers; im­ ages of burgeoning nature were typical of Deco design.

Inside the building you’ll find—in addition to classrooms, stu­ dios, and exhibition spaces—the famous Great Hall, where such luminaries as Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, and Abraham Lin­ coln once galvanized rapt audiences. Cooper Union hosts a variety of changing art exhibits, concerts, and lecture series, all open to the public. ☎ --. Walk about a block over to Astor Place, at Lafayette and th Street. Here you’ll find Tony Rosenthal’s The Alamo 3, a giant, black, rotating cube resting on its point, notable as one of the first abstract works to be permanently installed in city property.

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