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Title:
New York : past and present
Author:
Poli, Costanza.
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Publication Information:
New York : MetroBooks, 2002.

©1998
Physical Description:
136 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 31 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781586635961
Format :
Book

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F128.37 .P65 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Unlock the visual and historical treasures of New York through big, beautiful photographs-including gatefolds that open to reveal breathtaking, gleaming images of the world's most famous skyline. Every picture simply pulses with the city's energy: the legions of yellow cabs driving across streets as steam puffs up through the manholes; a brightly colored mural in Harlem; and the elegant plaza in front of Rockefeller Center, filled with umbrella-topped tables and watched over by the giant, gilded statue of Prometheus. A close-up of the Statue of Liberty focuses on her face and arm, lifting her torch high into a brilliant blue sky. Drawings and paintings help capture four centuries of New York history, from the Native Americans to the waves of immigrants who came in search of a brighter tomorrow to today's hustle and bustle.